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Thursday 17 November 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Justin Cooper and Eric Nam. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Scrooged, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mystery Science Theater 3000. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amagon or Gamma Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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Neizchezvashtite

Starring: Elzhana Popova, Atanass Atanassov, Petar Slabakov, Ani Petrova

Country: Bulgaria

This Is David Lander

Starring: Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Nana

Starring: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg, Jesper Christensen, Katrine Jensenius, Marie Andersen

Country: Denmark

Colin's Sandwich

Written by: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith

Starring: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Scrooged

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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The Land Before Time

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi

Country: United States

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Oliver & Company

Directed by: George Scribner

Starring: Joseph Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin

Country: United States

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Child's Play

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent

Country: United States

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They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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Surviving The Great Depression Of 1990

By: Ravi Batra

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Mitla Pass

By: Leon Uris

Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of Israel, where he learns much about himself and love while covering a dangerous military operation

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Amagon

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Vic Tokai Corporation[1] American Sammy

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Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Final Fantasy II

Platform: WonderSwan Color PlayStation Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable iOS Android; WonderSwan Color; PlayStation; Game Boy Advance; PlayStation Portable; iOS; Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

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Gamma Strike

Gamma Strike

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Gamesware

Michael Andretti's World GP

Platform: NES

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Varie American Sammy

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