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Friday 20 May 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Smith and Diamond . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Winfield by Dave Winfield with Tom Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The D Generation Goes Commercial. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate or Freedom Force.
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 ?

Chelmsford 123

Starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson

Country: United States

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Rambo III

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee II

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Country: United States

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Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Country: United States

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Wings of Desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Mike Schmidt hits his 535th homerun, moving into 8th place.
  • Apple Computer contracts with Quantum Computer Services to create AppleLink - Personal Edition.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Photo of the White House by Peter Gridley-FPG International
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9117
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kids Who Sell Crack -- May 9, 1988

Books

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

Winfield

By: Dave Winfield with Tom Parker

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The Icarus Agenda

By: Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and ...

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Moonwalk

By: Michael Jackson

The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder

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The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

By: Paul Kennedy

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Fire King

Platform: Commodore 64, Commodore 128, DOS

Genre: Action Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Face Off

Platform: Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Namco

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Freedom Force

Platform: NES,[1] Nintendo Vs. System

Genre: Light gun shooter action

Publisher: Sun Corporation of America

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