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Thursday 21 January 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 21, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Hessler and Felipe Neto. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Tapeheads, directed by Bill Fishman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Lightning by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Crush or Chopper I.
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What the sky looked like on 21 January 1988

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Movies

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

Tapeheads

Directed by: Bill Fishman

Starring: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

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You Can't Hurry Love

Directed by: Richard Martini

Starring: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure, Anthony Geary

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Cry Freedom

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

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Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

Country: United States

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Deadly Prey

Directed by: David A. Prior

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior, Fritz Matthews

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TV Series

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

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

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Die Hausmeisterin

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World Ninja War Jiraiya

Starring: Dorothée

Country: Japan

The Management

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
  • US accepts immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 21, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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 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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Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Heaven And Hell

By: John Jakes

The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Alien Crush

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation Network, Virtual Console

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: NEC

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Ebonstar

Ebonstar

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: MicroIllusions

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Namco

Battles of Napoleon

Battles of Napoleon

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Home videos

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

Spaceballs

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Cry Freedom

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Moonstruck

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Fatal Attraction

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Flowers in the Attic

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