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Saturday 17 September 1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 17, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mathieu Bastareaud . In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Spellbinder, directed by Janet Greek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Scruples. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captain Comic or Fusion.
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What the sky looked like on 17 September 1988

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Movies

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

Spellbinder

Directed by: Janet Greek

Starring: Tim Daly, Kelly Preston, Rick Rossovich, Audra Lindley

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Sweet Hearts Dance

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins

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Murder One

Directed by: Graeme Campbell

Starring: Henry Thomas, James Wilder, Stephen Shellen, Errol Slue

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Buster

Directed by: David Green

Starring: Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence

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Memories of Me

Directed by: Henry Winkler

Starring: Billy Crystal, Alan King, JoBeth Williams, Janet Carroll

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

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Barfuß ins Bett

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
  • Military coup in Haiti: Lieutenant General Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
  • Jeff Reardon becomes first to record 40 or more saves in both American League and National League.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 17, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Shell Seekers

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade

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Zoya

By: Danielle Steel

Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe ...

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Shining Through

By: Susan Isaacs

It's 1940 and Linda Voss, legal secretary extraordinaire, has a secret. She's head over heels in love with her boss, John Berringer, the pride of the Ivy League.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battles of Napoleon

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Face Off

Platform: Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Namco

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Captain Comic

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Side-scrolling Platformer

Publisher: Unknown (DOS), Color Dreams (NES)

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Fusion

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Dark Side

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First person shooter

Publisher: Incentive Software

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Above the Law

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Flowers in the Attic

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Beetlejuice

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Adventures in Babysitting

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