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Friday 26 February 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charley Webb and Antonella Roccuzzo. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Father Figure by George Michael. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Frantic, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Keeping Secrets by Suzanne Somers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Fear. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville or The Legend of Blacksilver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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Star Trek: The Next Generation

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

Country: United States

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Stand and Deliver

Directed by: Ramon Menendez

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan

Country: United States

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Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Christa Rotherburger (German Democratic Republic) skates ladies world record 1000 metre (1:17.65).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: And Now for the Fun Years' Inset:, Bob Dole.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9105
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Debi Thomas -- Feb. 15, 1988

Books

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

Keeping Secrets

By: Suzanne Somers

From superstar Suzanne Somers comes the much-talked-about, painfully honest account of her life in an alcoholic family and the difficult road to recovery.

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The Tenants Of Time

By: Thomas Flanagan

This Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection is a panoramic view of three generations of Irish people and passion. The lives of three extraordinary men are bound together by the tides of history

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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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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Better Dead Than Alien

Better Dead Than Alien

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electra (ODE) - Worldwide

Blade Eagle 3-D

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Action Rail shooter

Publisher: Sega

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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

The Legend of Blacksilver

The Legend of Blacksilver

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Last Duel

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

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