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Wednesday 22 June 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Portia Doubleday and Danny Davis (snowboarder). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Coming to America, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Freud by Peter Gay was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching TV Pirata. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cycle Race: Road Man or Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones

Country: United States

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy

Country: United States

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The Great Outdoors

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy

Country: United States

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Bull Durham

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Country: United States

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Red Heat

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 June 1988 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bramwell Fletcher: Actor (Mummy, Raffles, Svengali), dies at 84.
  • Ross Ford: Actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol).
  • Dennis Day: Irish-American singer and radio and television personality (Jack Benny Show), dies of Lou Gehrigs disease at age 71 (born 1916).
  • Disney releases the Touchstone Pictures animated and live-action feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to theaters. It cost US$50.6 million to make, and another US$30 million for marketing. This film marks the first-ever on-screen meeting of Donald Duck and Daffy Duck. The film is based on the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gardening -- June 20, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9122
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mikhail Gorbachev & Ronald Reagan -- June 13, 1988


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


By: Peter Gay

The first single-volume work to capture Freud's ideas as scientist, humanist, physician, and philosopher. What to read from the vast output of Sigmund Freud has long been a puzzle.

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By: Belva Plain

Beginning in 1920, paralleling Hitler's rise to power, and encompassing World War II, Bleva Plain's new novel weaves the threads of history into a brilliant tapestry.

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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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By: Judith Michael

This is a saga of a family pitted against an orphan and of a woman's fight to recover her reputation. A household help to the Salingers befriends the family patriarch and

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Jaleco

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Proein Soft Line

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Cycle Race: Road Man

Cycle Race: Road Man

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Alternative sports (biking)[1][2] Strategy

Publisher: Tokyo Shoseki

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic Software Ltd.

Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943

Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943

Platform: IBM PC DOS 3.0 Mac OS 2.0 Atari Amiga

Genre: Computer Wargame

Publisher: Panther Games Pty Ltd

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