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Wednesday 20 July 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julianne Hough American ballroom dancer and Julianne Hough. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Hold On To The Nights by Richard Marx. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Rock Star by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rough Guide to Europe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gold Rush! or Konami '88.
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TV Series

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

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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City Hunter 2

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shingo Kanemoto

Country: Japan

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson

Country: United States

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Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto

Country: United States

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A Fish Called Wanda

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

Country: United States

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Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
  • The Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia nominates Michael Dukakis for U.S. President and Lloyd Bentsen for Vice President.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Onward to Mars' from Mariner 9 photos
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9126
  • Time: Magnifico' mural of Edward James Olmos painted by Joe L. Gonzalez on a gray concrete-block wall jus

Books

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

Rock Star

By: Jackie Collins

Newly repackaged—classic novels from New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins! Power. Sex. Money. Fame. The new Hollywood wives have it all.

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Capote

By: Gerald Clarke

An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in

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To Be The Best

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the

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A Thief Of Time

By: Tony Hillerman

At a moonlit Indian ruin—where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground in the name of profit—a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gold Rush!

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Apple II, Apple IIGS

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line The Software Farm Sunlight Games

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4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Soccer/football

Publisher: Codemasters Gold

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

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

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc. U.S. Gold Pony Canyon (NES/Famicom)

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Konami '88

Konami '88

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Madden NFL

Platform: Apple II, Amiga, Macintosh, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Gear, 3DO, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Mac OS X, DOS, PlayStat

Genre: American football video game

Publisher: EA Sports

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