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Sunday 23 October 1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Oliver Proudlock and Jordan Crawford. 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. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nana. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cybernoid II: The Revenge or Famicom Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Nana

Starring: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg, Jesper Christensen, Katrine Jensenius, Marie Andersen

Country: Denmark

Colin's Sandwich

Written by: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith

Starring: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kids in the Hall

Starring: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Country: Canada

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Game, Set, and Match

Starring: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor

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

Country: United States

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The Accused

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson

Country: United States

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Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevive Bujold, Heidi von Palleske

Country: United States

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The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid.

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Sport Games on 23 October 1988

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  • Cleveland Browns - Phoenix Cardinals : 29 - 21
  • Dallas Cowboys - Philadelphia Eagles : 23 - 24
  • Denver Broncos - Pittsburgh Steelers : 21 - 39
  • Detroit Lions - Kansas City Chiefs : 7 - 6
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Chile's Gen. Augusto Pinochet
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9140
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Returns to Space -- Oct. 10, 1988

Books

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

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Till We Meet Again

By: Judith Krantz

Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

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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 ?

The Computer Edition of Scrabble

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment

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Hoshi wo Sagashite

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sega

Cybernoid II: The Revenge

Cybernoid II: The Revenge

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

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Famicom Wars

Platform: Family Computer, Virtual Console (Wii, 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

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Gradius II

Platform: Family Computer, Microsoft Windows, PC Engine, X68000, mobile phone, Wii (Virtual Console), PlayStation, PlayStation Network (PCE version, for PS3 and PSP)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: WW Hudson Soft; WW Hudson Soft

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