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Tuesday December 20, 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 20, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andres Bottiglieri Italian and Olivia Thai. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Emlyn Hughes International Soccer or Birdie Try.
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What the sky looked like on 20 December 1988

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Movies

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

Touch of Death

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

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Robo Vampire

Directed by: Godfrey Ho

Starring: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles, Joe Browne

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Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States

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The Boost

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

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TV Series

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

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Bharat Ek Khoj

Starring: Piyush Mishra, Irrfan Khan

Country: India

You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Max Robinson: 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49.
  • Alphonse Ouimet: Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988).
Facts:
  • NBC signs lease to stay in New York City for 33 more years.
  • Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected President of Sri Lanka.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 20, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

By: Clifton Daniel

There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

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A Bright Shining Lie

By: Neil Sheehan

ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled

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The Sands Of Time

By: Sidney Sheldon

Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up/shooting/racing

Publisher: Konami

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

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

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic Software Ltd.

Dead Angle

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: Shooting gallery

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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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Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East

Home videos

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

Red Heat

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Cinderella

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The Lost Boys

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Arthur 2: On the Rocks

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