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Thursday 20 October 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 20, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Candice Swanepoel and ASAP Ferg. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Red Scorpion, directed by Joseph Zito, 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 Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amagon or Katakis.
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What the sky looked like on 20 October 1988

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Movies

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

Red Scorpion

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

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Deadly Dreams

Directed by: Kristine Peterson

Starring: Mitchell Anderson, Juliette Cummins, Xander Berkeley, Thom Babbes

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Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Country: United States

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Headhunter

Directed by: Francis Schaeffer

Starring: Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly, June Chadwick

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TV Series

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

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Dodgers win World Series, LA 1st to have both NBA and baseball champs as LA beats Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 1 in 85th World Series
  • LA Dodgers beat Oakland Athletics in World Series 4 games to 1
  • Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on Irish Republican Army.
  • Gastineau sacks New York Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons".
  • Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 Steet subway station (New York City).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 20, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Life magazine Beano comics

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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 Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

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Final Flight

By: Stephen Coonts

The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

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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 ?

Battle Chess

Platform: Amiga, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, X68000, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Chess

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

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Katakis

Katakis

Platform: Amiga Commodore 64 iOS (ZX Spectrum Collection)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

Amagon

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Vic Tokai Corporation[1] American Sammy

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Arena Football

Arena Football

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: American football

Publisher: C159 Production

Forgotten Worlds

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Master System, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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Home videos

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

The Pick-up Artist

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Broadcast News

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The Running Man

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Eddie Murphy Raw

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Donald in Mathmagic Land

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