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Wednesday October 19, 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 19, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Irene Escolar and Carly Janiga. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Red Scorpion, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Koko by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cabal or Chopper I.
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What the sky looked like on 19 October 1988

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Movies

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

Red Scorpion

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

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Deadly Dreams

Directed by: Kristine Peterson

Starring: Mitchell Anderson, Juliette Cummins, Xander Berkeley, Thom Babbes

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Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Country: United States

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Headhunter

Directed by: Francis Schaeffer

Starring: Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly, June Chadwick

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TV Series

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

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Friedrich Weinreb: Dutch economist, professor of econometrics, publicist and eminent mystical scholar on the Hebrew bible and its roots in kabbalah.
Facts:
  • 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • Roxette releases Roxette Look Sharp! album
  • Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border.
  • Britain bans broadcast interviews with Irish Republican Army members.
  • South Africa anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 19, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Koko

By: Peter Straub

Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant.

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The Silence Of The Lambs

By: Thomas Harris

As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for

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Generation Of Swine

By: Hunter S. Thompson

From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter)

ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter)

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Digital Integration

Cabal

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, NES

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Taito Fabtek

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Caveman Ugh-Lympics

Platform: Commodore 64, DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports (Olympic)

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Data East USA (NES)

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Hoppin' Mad

Hoppin' Mad

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Elite Systems

Home videos

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

Hairspray

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Cinderella

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Adventures in Babysitting

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Little Nikita

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