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Wednesday 19 October 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carly Janiga and Sandi Ball. 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. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Ragman'S Son by Kirk Douglas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nana. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Formation Armed F or Hot Rod.
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 30 days ?

Nana

Starring: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg, Jesper Christensen, Katrine Jensenius, Marie Andersen

Country: Denmark

Colin's Sandwich

Written by: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith

Starring: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kids in the Hall

Starring: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Country: Canada

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Game, Set, and Match

Starring: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor

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

Country: United States

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The Accused

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson

Country: United States

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Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevive Bujold, Heidi von Palleske

Country: United States

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The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

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

Country: United States

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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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Magazine Covers

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  • Time: Inset: Chile's Gen. Augusto Pinochet
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9140
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Returns to Space -- Oct. 10, 1988

Books

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

The Ragman'S Son

By: Kirk Douglas

Charts the rise of Kirk Douglas, son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish ragman. This book tells of a childhood of poverty and the father whose presence had a profound effect on his

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The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

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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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The Duchess Of Windsor

By: Charles Higham

"Deeply researched, valuable." –The New York Times Book Review "A shocker . . . stunning . . . absolutely hypnotic.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Formation Armed F

Platform: Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Nichibutsu

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Exile XZR

Exile XZR

Platform: PC-8801 MSX2, PC-9801, X1 turbo, TurboGrafx-16, Genesis

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Telenet, Working Designs, Renovation Products

Forgotten Worlds

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Master System, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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Hostages

Platform: Acorn Electron, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Infogrames Superior Software

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Hot Rod

Platform: Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega (Arcade) Activision (computers)

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