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Friday October 21, 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 21, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Rendall and Drew Woolnough. 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 The Last Lion by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville.
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What the sky looked like on 21 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 21 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 21, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

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The First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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The Lives Of John Lennon

By: Albert Goldman

The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II.

Genre: Wargame

Heavy Unit

Heavy Unit

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling Shooter

Publisher: Taito

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Side-scrolling action

Publisher: JP Toho; NA Bandai

Armalyte

Armalyte

Platform: C64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

F-19 Stealth Fighter

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Home videos

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

Hairspray

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Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

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The Lost Boys

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Bright Lights, Big City

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Predator

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