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Monday October 24, 1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Shalikar and Daniel Shalikar. 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. They Live, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Freedom Force or Impossible Mission II.
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What the sky looked like on 24 October 1988

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Movies

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

They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Country: United States

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A Cry in the Dark

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

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Everybody's All-American

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

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The Good Mother

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy

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Red Scorpion

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

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TV Series

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

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
  • Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown.

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Sport Games on 24 October 1988

NFL
American Football
  • San Francisco 49ers - Chicago Bears : 9 - 10
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 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 ?

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

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A Bright Shining Lie

By: Neil Sheehan

ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled

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Prime Time

By: Joan Collins

Envy, hatred and violence intensify within a tangled web of relationships, and the ugliness and danger that lie under the surface of Hollywood glamour are revealed in a story about five

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The First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Eco

Eco

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Jet-Story

Jet-Story

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Arcade game

Publisher: Ultrasoft

Carrier Command

Carrier Command

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

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Rainbird

Impossible Mission II

Impossible Mission II

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epyx

Freedom Force

Platform: NES,[1] Nintendo Vs. System

Genre: Light gun shooter action

Publisher: Sun Corporation of America

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Home videos

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

D.O.A.

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The Serpent and the Rainbow

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The Monster Squad

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Funny Farm

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Predator

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