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Saturday 24 December 1988, Christmas Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefanos Athanasiadis and Emre Özkan. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Anything For Billy by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abrams Battle Tank or Hundra.
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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1988

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Movies

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

Touch of Death

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

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Robo Vampire

Directed by: Godfrey Ho

Starring: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles, Joe Browne

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Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States

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The Boost

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

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TV Series

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

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Bharat Ek Khoj

Starring: Piyush Mishra, Irrfan Khan

Country: India

You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Sport Games on 24 December 1988

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  • Houston Oilers - Cleveland Browns : 24 - 23
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

Anything For Billy

By: Larry McMurtry

The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

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Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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Final Flight

By: Stephen Coonts

The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

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Child Star

By: Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Abrams Battle Tank

Platform: MS-DOS, Mega Drive

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Sega

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Hundra

Hundra

Platform: Amstrad CPC MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Dinamic Software Mastertronic

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Jaseiken Necromancer

Jaseiken Necromancer

Platform: PC Engine, Mobile phone, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action/role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Hard Head

Hard Head

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Home videos

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

School Daze

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The Monster Squad

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Rambo III

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Throw Momma From the Train

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