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Saturday 20 February 1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aziz Ridouan and Rihanna . In that special week of February people in US were listening to Seasons Change by Expose. 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 Mongoose R.I.P. by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Fear. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Adventures of Bayou Billy or Blade Eagle 3-D.
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 ?

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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Star Trek: The Next Generation

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Country: United States

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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 20 February 1988 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Aziz Ridouan: French student, who, with Quentin Renaudo, founded The Association des Audionautes, a French lobby group that supports Internet users sharing files, including copyrighted material, over peer-to-peer networks.
  • Rihanna : Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer.
  • Jiah Khan: American-Indian actress and singer (d. 2013).
  • Kealoha Pilares: American football player.
  • Tahounia Rubel: Ethiopian-Israeli model.
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Facts:
  • Peter Kalikow purchases New York Post from Rupert Murdoch for US$37.6 million.
  • Brian Boitano wins Olympics gold medal in figure skating.
  • Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000 metre (2:16.2).
  • 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 metres).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Debi Thomas -- Feb. 15, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9104
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dan Rather -- Feb. 8, 1988

Books

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

Mongoose R.I.P.

By: William F. Buckley Jr

The Kennedy administration has plans to end the reign of Fidel Castro, and CIA operative Blackford Oakes becomes the point man in the secret maneuverings.

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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Lightning

By: Dean R. Koontz

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years.

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The Great Depression Of 1990

By: Ravi Batra

From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up/shooting/racing

Publisher: Konami

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Blade Eagle 3-D

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Action Rail shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Corruption

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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HotShot

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

Genre: Bat-and-ball

Publisher: Addictive Games/Prism Leisure

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Laser Squad

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Blade Software Micro League Multimedia (PC)

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