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Friday 19 August 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emily Cole and Cristina Scuccia. 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. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, 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. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F/A-18 Interceptor or Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf.
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TV Series

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

Rough Guide to Europe

Starring: Magenta Devine, Sankha Guha

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TV Pirata

Starring: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Country: Brazil

The D Generation Goes Commercial

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch, Rob Sitch

Country: Australia

Vale Tudo

Starring: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Cássio Gabus Mendes

Country: Brazil

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City Hunter 2

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shingo Kanemoto

Country: Japan

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Movies

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

The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

Country: United States

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips

Country: United States

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Cocktail

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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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:
  • Emily Cole: American noted family, the daughter and first child of Maria Cole, the granddaughter of New York governor Mario Cuomo; his second grandchild.
  • Cristina Scuccia: Italian Ursuline nun, and singer, who won the 2014 season of The Voice of Italy.
  • Travis Tedford: American actor.
  • Kirk Cousins: Football Player.
  • Natasha Slayton: Pop Singer.
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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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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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Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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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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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 ?

Blasted

Blasted

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Bally Midway

F/A-18 Interceptor

F/A-18 Interceptor

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Flight sim

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Kid Kool

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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Earthlight

Earthlight

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software

Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OS, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Engine, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx-CD

Genre: Sports game (golf)

Publisher: Accolade, Konami (NES), Victor Entertainment (Sharp X68000, MSX2)

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