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Friday August 19, 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 19, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cristina Scuccia and Kévin Monnet-Paquet. 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 The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator or Demon's Winter.
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What the sky looked like on 19 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 19 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11pm EDT)
  • Muang Muang succeeds General Sein Lwin as President of Burma
  • New York Rangers sign ex-Montreal Canadiens' great Guy Lafleur.
  • A truce begins in the Iran–Iraq War.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 19, 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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Firefighters

By: Dennis Smith

An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co.

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A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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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 ?

4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Soccer/football

Publisher: Codemasters Gold

Fish!

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

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Family Computer, Mobile Phones (i-mode), Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Konami

Demon's Winter

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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The Legendary Axe

The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC

Home videos

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

Maniac Cop

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Red Heat

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Beverly Hills Cop II

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Overboard

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Beetlejuice

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