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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 Koko by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Final Round or Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!.
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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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Headhunter

Directed by: Francis Schaeffer

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

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Cemetery High

Directed by: Gorman Bechard

Starring: Debi Thibeault, Karen Nielsen, Lisa Schmidt, Simone Reyes

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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
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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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Books

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

Koko

By: Peter Straub

Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant.

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Tracks

By: Louise Erdrich

Set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and

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The Shell Seekers

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade

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The Ragman'S Son

By: Kirk Douglas

Charts the rise of Kirk Douglas, son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish ragman. This book tells of a childhood of poverty and the father whose presence had a profound effect on his

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kaijū Monogatari

Kaijū Monogatari

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namco

The Final Round

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (boxing)

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Better Dead Than Alien

Better Dead Than Alien

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electra (ODE) - Worldwide

America Daitōryō Senkyo

America Daitōryō Senkyo

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Government simulation

Publisher: Hect

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho

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Home videos

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

Bright Lights, Big City

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Critters 2: The Main Course

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Good Morning, Vietnam

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Short Circuit 2

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Funny Farm

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