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Tuesday 26 April 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kimber James and Annie Close. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Batman: The Caped Crusader or Cosmic Camouflage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1988 or at April 26 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Chelmsford 123

Starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Fear

Starring: Iain Glen, Susannah Harker, Jesse Birdsall, Anthony Valentine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Street

Written by: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne

Starring: Stephen Chen, Patrick Garner, Marc Baron, Timothy C. Burns

Country: United States

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The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Wings of Desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

Country: United States

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Above the Law

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva

Country: United States

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Beetlejuice

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton

Country: United States

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Frantic

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
  • NBA approves addition of third referee in the 1988-89 season.
  • First TNN Viewers Choice Awards-Randy Travis wins in five categories.
  • New York Mets' Davey Johnson becomes second manager to record 400 victory in first four years (Al Lopez did it first).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Michael Eisner & Mickey Mouse -- Apr. 25, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9114
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: War Over Smoking -- Apr. 18, 1988

Books

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

The Icarus Agenda

By: Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and ...

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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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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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Emperor Of The Air

By: Ethan Canin

EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Batman: The Caped Crusader

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

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

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The Final Round

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (boxing)

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Hanjuku Hero

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square

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Katakis

Katakis

Platform: Amiga Commodore 64 iOS (ZX Spectrum Collection)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

Cosmic Camouflage

Cosmic Camouflage

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Superior Software Acornsoft


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