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Wednesday August 24, 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rupert Grint and Hanna Merjos. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Story of Women, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armalyte or Goal!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 August 1988

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Movies

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

Story of Women

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier

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Eight Men Out

Directed by: John Sayles

Starring: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

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Miracle Mile

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Lou Hancock

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1969

Directed by: Ernest Thompson

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley

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Betrayed

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

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TV Series

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

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

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Barfuß ins Bett

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Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Max Shulman: American writer, screenwriter and playwright best known for creating the adventurous 1950's teen Dobie Gillis.
  • Leonard Frey: Actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 24, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Zoya

By: Danielle Steel

Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe ...

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Almost Golden

By: Gwenda Blair

Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News

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Riding The Iron Rooster

By: Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey

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Firefighters

By: Dennis Smith

An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fusion

Fusion

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Armalyte

Armalyte

Platform: C64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

Bloody Wolf

Bloody Wolf

Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx/PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East, NEC Home Electronics

Goal!

Platform: NES Game Boy

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Jaleco

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The Final Round

The Final Round

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (boxing)

Home videos

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

The Witches of Eastwick

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The Untouchables

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Jaws: The Revenge

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Stand and Deliver

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Donald in Mathmagic Land

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