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Monday 19 September 1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Katie Bowden and Faye Reagan. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Reaching for the Skies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ninja Gaiden 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 ?

Reaching for the Skies

Starring: Louis Blériot, Winston Churchill, Alan Cobham, Robert L. Crippen

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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Movies

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 September 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
  • Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Oren Lee Staley: first president of US National Farmers Organization (1955-79), dies at age 65.
Facts:
  • US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
  • Israel launches first satellite, for secret military reconnaissance.

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  • Indianapolis Colts - Cleveland Browns : 17 - 23
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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The Lives Of John Lennon

By: Albert Goldman

The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden

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Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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Transformation

By: Whitley Strieber

The author of Communion has seen a new vision of this magnificent, mysterious, and fiercely alive universe through the shattering effects of an assault from the unknown.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kings of the Beach

Platform: Commodore 64/128, DOS, NES

Genre: Sports (beach volleyball)

Publisher: Electronic Arts Ultra Games (NES)

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Konami Wai Wai World

Platform: Family Computer Mobile Phones

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

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Ninja Gaiden

Platform: Arcade, NES, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, DOS, PC Engine, ZX Spectrum, Atari Lynx, Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System, Sega Genesis, SNES, mobile phone, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii Virtual

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: Tecmo Microsoft Sega Nintendo Koei Tecmo

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The Battle of Olympus

Platform: NES, Game Boy

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo; EU Imagineer (Game Boy)

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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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