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Saturday September 17, 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 Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Scruples. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chopper I or Dangerous Dave.
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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.
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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 Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

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Demon Lord Of Karanda

By: David Eddings

In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the story of King Garion's abducted infant son and his efforts to save him.

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Dangerous Dave

Dangerous Dave

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Softdisk

Black Lamp

Black Lamp

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: platform

Publisher: Firebird Software

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Home videos

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

Big Top Pee-wee

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Beetlejuice

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Switching Channels

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Colors

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Three Men and a Baby

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