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Thursday 18 August 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 18, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include G-Dragon and Siri Tollerød. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Betrayed, directed by Costa-Gavras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcade Game Construction Kit or Elemental.
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What the sky looked like on 18 August 1988

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Movies

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

Betrayed

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

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Hero and the Terror

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer, Steve James, Jack O'Halloran

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Crossing Delancey

Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver

Starring: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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Facts:
  • FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
  • Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island, New York sells for $22 million.
  • Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
  • The Republican National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana nominates George H.W. Bush for President and James "Dan" Quayle for Vice President of the United States of America.
  • American FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 18, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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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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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 ?

Arcade Game Construction Kit

Arcade Game Construction Kit

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Game Creation System

Publisher: Brøderbund

Dark Fusion

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

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Elemental

Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Lankhor

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Downhill Challenge

Downhill Challenge

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), Apple IIGS, IBM PC (DOS), Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Loriciel, Brøderbund

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Platform: Last Ninja 2: 1988: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 1989: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, 1990: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NES (as The Last Ninja) 2008: Virtual Console Last Ninja Remix: 1990: Commodore

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision Ubi Soft (10 Megahits Vol. 3) Ocean Software (100% Dynamite) Jaleco

Home videos

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

Born in East L.A.

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The Living Daylights

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Red Heat

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Dirty Dancing

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Less Than Zero

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