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Sunday 25 December 1988, Christmas

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 25, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marco Mengoni and Eric Gordon. 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 Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Supersense. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crosswize or Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville.
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What the sky looked like on 25 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 ?

Supersense

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The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Dear John

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

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Bharat Ek Khoj

Starring: Piyush Mishra, Irrfan Khan

Country: India

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 25, 1988 - Geocentric view

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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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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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The Shell Seekers

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade

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Mitla Pass

By: Leon Uris

Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of Israel, where he learns much about himself and love while covering a dangerous military operation

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crosswize

Crosswize

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Firebird Software

Kaijū Monogatari

Kaijū Monogatari

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namco

Cabal

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, NES

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Taito Fabtek

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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II.

Genre: Wargame

Final Fantasy II

Platform: WonderSwan Color PlayStation Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable iOS Android; WonderSwan Color; PlayStation; Game Boy Advance; PlayStation Portable; iOS; Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

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Home videos

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

The Monster Squad

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Jaws: The Revenge

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The Untouchables

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Beetlejuice

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The Seventh Sign

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