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Monday 17 October 1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christina Crawford and Timothy Molloy. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nana. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baal or Airwolf.
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 ?

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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The Kids in the Hall

Starring: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Country: Canada

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Game, Set, and Match

Starring: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor

Country: United States

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris

Country: United States

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The Accused

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson

Country: United States

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Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevive Bujold, Heidi von Palleske

Country: United States

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The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
  • Phillip Morris announces US$11 billion tender offer for Kraft.
  • Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of the New York Yankees.
  • 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome, Italy.

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Sport Games on 17 October 1988

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  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 37 - 14
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1988?

  • Time: Inset: Chile's Gen. Augusto Pinochet
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9140
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Returns to Space -- Oct. 10, 1988

Books

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

Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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Spock'S World

By: Diane Duane

It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet's ruling council -- and summoned the U.S.S.

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Koko

By: Peter Straub

Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant.

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Generation Of Swine

By: Hunter S. Thompson

From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

8 Eyes

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: JP SETA; NA Taxan

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F/A-18 Interceptor

F/A-18 Interceptor

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Flight sim

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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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Baal

Baal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Psyclapse

Airwolf

Platform: Arcade, Famicom, NES

Genre: Action / Shooter / Simulator

Publisher: Kyugo (Arcade, Famicom) Acclaim (NES)

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