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Tuesday 19 April 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Luka Karabatic and Ellie Mecham. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cycle Race: Road Man or Insector X.
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 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 ?

Above the Law

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva

Country: United States

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Beetlejuice

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton

Country: United States

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Frantic

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

Country: United States

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Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kwon Ki-ok: first Korean female pilot (Born 1901).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: War Over Smoking -- Apr. 18, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9113
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jessie Jackson -- Apr. 11, 1988

Books

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

Oscar Wilde

By: Richard Ellmann

The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone

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Hot Money

By: Dick Francis

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the

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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Chaos

By: James Gleick

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Goody

Platform: Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Opera Soft

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Cycle Race: Road Man

Cycle Race: Road Man

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Alternative sports (biking)[1][2] Strategy

Publisher: Tokyo Shoseki

Insector X

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 2

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito, Hot-B, Sage's Creation

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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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Michael Andretti's World GP

Platform: NES

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Varie American Sammy

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