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Friday 26 August 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Princess Maria Laura of Belgium and Wayne Simmonds. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hoppin' Mad or Laser Squad.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Rough Guide to Europe

Starring: Magenta Devine, Sankha Guha

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TV Pirata

Starring: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Country: Brazil

The D Generation Goes Commercial

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch, Rob Sitch

Country: Australia

Vale Tudo

Starring: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Cássio Gabus Mendes

Country: Brazil

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City Hunter 2

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shingo Kanemoto

Country: Japan

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Movies

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

The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

Country: United States

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips

Country: United States

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Cocktail

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Bush -- Aug. 22, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9131
  • Time: Composite of Jesus Christ

Books

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

Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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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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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hoppin' Mad

Hoppin' Mad

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Elite Systems

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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Madden NFL

Platform: Apple II, Amiga, Macintosh, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Gear, 3DO, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Mac OS X, DOS, PlayStat

Genre: American football video game

Publisher: EA Sports

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Arcade Game Construction Kit

Arcade Game Construction Kit

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Game Creation System

Publisher: Brøderbund

Freedom Force

Platform: NES,[1] Nintendo Vs. System

Genre: Light gun shooter action

Publisher: Sun Corporation of America

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