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Saturday 28 May 1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Percy Harvin and Amra Olevic. In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Big, directed by Penny Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Hot Money by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The D Generation Goes Commercial. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Batman: The Caped Crusader or The Battle of Olympus.
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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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 30 days ?

Big

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Country: United States

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson

Country: United States

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Rambo III

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee II

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Country: United States

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Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
  • Augustine of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sy Oliver: American jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader (Born 1910).
Facts:
  • Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Illustration by Joe Lertola
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9118
  • Time: Photo of the White House by Peter Gridley-FPG International

Books

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

Hot Money

By: Dick Francis

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the

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Freaky Deaky

By: Elmore Leonard

“Wonderfully wicked…a nonstop, pedal-to-the-metal romp.” —Chicago TribuneOver-the-hill former counter-culture SDS revolutionaries decide to turn bomb-making—and detonating—from a political statement to a profitable enterprise in the master Elmore Leonard’s electrifying and explosively

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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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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 ?

Dangerous Dave

Dangerous Dave

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Softdisk

Elemental

Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Lankhor

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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 Battle of Olympus

Platform: NES, Game Boy

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo; EU Imagineer (Game Boy)

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Keith Courage in Alpha Zones

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft NEC


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