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Sunday December 25, 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 Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armalyte or F-1 Dream.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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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

Fauji

Starring: Shah Rukh 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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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes

By: Lewis Grizzard

This time Lewis Grizzard has gone and done it--written a book about sex, as seen through his bespectacled, ironic squint. He tells us why Junior Leaguers don't do it in groups,

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The Queen Of The Damned

By: Anne Rice

In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.

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Dear Mili

By: Wilhelm Grimm

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

F-1 Dream

F-1 Dream

Platform: Arcade PC Engine

Genre: Formula One racing

Publisher: Capcom (AC) NEC Avenue (PCE)

Armalyte

Armalyte

Platform: C64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

Baal

Baal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Psyclapse

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sega

Home videos

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

Adventures in Babysitting

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Critters 2: The Main Course

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Cry Freedom

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House of Games

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