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Wednesday 18 May 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Koji Seto and Taeyang . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Rambo III, directed by Peter MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while People Like Us by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The D Generation Goes Commercial. If you liked videogames you were probably playing King of Kings or Last Armageddon.
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TV Series

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

Chelmsford 123

Starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Fear

Starring: Iain Glen, Susannah Harker, Jesse Birdsall, Anthony Valentine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Street

Written by: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne

Starring: Stephen Chen, Patrick Garner, Marc Baron, Timothy C. Burns

Country: United States

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The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Rambo III

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee II

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Country: United States

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Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Country: United States

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Wings of Desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

Country: United States

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Above the Law

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 May 1988 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Daws Butler: cartoon voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at age 71 (born 1916).
Facts:
  • Bayer Leverkusen wins 17th UEFA Cup at Leverkusen.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Photo of the White House by Peter Gridley-FPG International
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9117
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kids Who Sell Crack -- May 9, 1988

Books

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

People Like Us

By: Dominick Dunne

Before they had Too Much Money, the inhabitants of Dominick Dunne’s glitzy, gossipy New York Times bestselling novels were People Like Us.The

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The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

By: Paul Kennedy

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

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The Power Game

By: Hedrick Smith

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

Platform: PC, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Infocom

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Fish!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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Grand Prix Circuit

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Apple IIGS Commodore 64 DOS Macintosh ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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Last Armageddon

Platform: NEC PC-8801 MSX Sharp X68000 PC Engine CD-ROM²[3] Family Computer[1] DOS FM Towns

Genre: Role-playing game[1]

Publisher: Yutaka[1] (Famicom)

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