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Saturday 19 March 1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Clayton Kershaw and iHasCupquake . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Frantic, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chelmsford 123. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cloud Master or The Legendary Axe.
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 ?

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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Stand and Deliver

Directed by: Ramon Menendez

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan

Country: United States

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Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 March 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
  • Saint Landoald
  • Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
  • Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
  • Mojoday in Discordianism
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast North Ireland
  • Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15:05.25).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Superman at 50 -- Mar. 14, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9108
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Manuel Noriega -- Mar. 7, 1988

Books

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

Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Inheritance

By: Judith Michael

This is a saga of a family pitted against an orphan and of a woman's fight to recover her reputation. A household help to the Salingers befriends the family patriarch and

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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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The Icarus Agenda

By: Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cloud Master

Platform: Arcade, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Hot-B

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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

John Madden Football

Platform: Commodore 64/Commodore 128, Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Bravoman

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Beat 'em up/horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC

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The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC

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