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Tuesday May 24, 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniella Álvarez and Tony Gallopin. In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Big, directed by Penny Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Laser Squad or Kuri Kinton.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 May 1988

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Movies

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

Big

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Country: United States

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The Frog Prince

Directed by: Jackson Hunsicker

Starring: Aileen Quinn, John Paragon, Helen Hunt, Clive Revill

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A Handful of Dust

Directed by: Charles Sturridge

Starring: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

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The Other Side of Midnight

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone

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Vampire's Kiss

Directed by: Robert Bierman

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley

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TV Series

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

Bereitschaft Dr. Federau

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Ciel mon mardi!

Go for It

MTV News at Night

Beau et chaud

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
  • Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe.
  • John Moschitta sets record for fast talking: 586 words per minute.
  • Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 24, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1988 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. QUE TE PASA - Yuri
  2. LA ULTIMA LUNA - Emmanuel
  3. Braulio - EL VICIO DE TU BOCA
  4. Y AHORA TE VAS - Los Bukis
  5. Juan Gabriel - DEBO HACERLO
  6. AY AMOR - Ana Gabriel
  7. TOCO MADERA - Raphael
  8. QUERIENDO Y NO - Isabel Pantoja
  9. CUPIDO - El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
  10. CUANDO EL AMOR SE ACABA - Jose Feliciano
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Fairground Attraction - Perfect
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey
  3. S-Express - Theme From S-Express
  4. Kylie Minogue - Got To Be Certain
  5. New Order - Blue Monday 1988

Books

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

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

By: Michael Chabon

The enthralling debut from bestselling novelistMichael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complexfriendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexualidentity.

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Prelude To Foundation

By: Isaac Asimov

It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people

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Beloved

By: Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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Scorpius

By: John Gardner

Special Branch is not usually interested in dead bodies found floating in the Thames, except when the corpse is a young girl with an impeccable background; then they become very interested

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blaster Master

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platformer, Run and gun

Publisher: Sunsoft

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Kuri Kinton

Kuri Kinton

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Platform: Last Ninja 2: 1988: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 1989: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, 1990: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NES (as The Last Ninja) 2008: Virtual Console Last Ninja Remix: 1990: Commodore

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision Ubi Soft (10 Megahits Vol. 3) Ocean Software (100% Dynamite) Jaleco

Laser Squad

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Blade Software Micro League Multimedia (PC)

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Altered Beast

Platform: MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Family Computer, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, Commodore 64, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), iOS, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Home videos

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

Mothra

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Broadcast News

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Dirty Dancing

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Big Top Pee-wee

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The Lost Boys

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