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Wednesday 27 April 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joeri Dequevy and Kris Thackray. 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. Two Moon Junction, directed by Zalman King, 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 Cabal or Fish!.
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 ?

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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Encyclopedia

Starring: Ethyl Eichelberger, Jim Fyfe, Alyson Palmer, Faith Prince

Country: United States

Sunday Night

Starring: Edd Hall, Jools Holland, David Sanborn

Country: United States

Movies

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

Two Moon Junction

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 April 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Liberalis
  • Saint Mariana
  • Saint Floribert
  • Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
  • Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
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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 ?

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 ?

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

Platform: PC, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Infocom

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Cabal

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

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Taito Fabtek

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Fish!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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Jet-Story

Jet-Story

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Arcade game

Publisher: Ultrasoft

Armalyte

Armalyte

Platform: C64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd


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