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Wednesday 28 September 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Esmée Denters and Marin Cilic. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Generation Of Swine by Hunter S. Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching American Experience. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Bringer Galdregon's Domain or The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevive Bujold, Heidi von Palleske

Country: United States

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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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Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Game, Set, and Match

Starring: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Keek op de week

Starring: Wim De Bie, Kees van Kooten

Country: Netherlands


Starring: Arun Bakshi, Pramod Kumar, Aloka Mukerjee, Virendra Razdan

Country: India

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Round the Bend

Starring: Anthony Asbury, Richard Coombs, Alistair Fullarton, Jon Glover

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 September 1988 ?

  • Feast day of the following RC Saints Leoba
  • St. Wenceslas
  • French Republican Calendar - Carotte (Carrot) Day, seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Taiwan - Teacher's Day (Confucius' birthday)
  • Czech Republic - Czech Statehood Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
  • Charles Addams, American cartoonist (Addams Family), dies at age 76 of heart attack (born 1912).
  • Bronx Museum for the Arts opens in New York.

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

  • Time: Inset: - warning flags for Hurricane Gilbert.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9137
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jackie Joyner-Kersee -- Sep. 19, 1988


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

Generation Of Swine

By: Hunter S. Thompson

From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back.

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Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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By: Erich Segal

Writing with all the passion of Love Story and power of The Class, Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His

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The Lives Of John Lennon

By: Albert Goldman

The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Death Bringer Galdregon's Domain

Death Bringer Galdregon's Domain

Platform: Amiga, C64, TurboGrafx-CD, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Spotlight Software Telenet Japan (Sharp X68000)



Platform: Amiga

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: MicroIllusions


Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: AMC Verlag

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Ninja Gaiden

Platform: Arcade, NES, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, DOS, PC Engine, ZX Spectrum, Atari Lynx, Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System, Sega Genesis, SNES, mobile phone, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii Virtual

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: Tecmo Microsoft Sega Nintendo Koei Tecmo

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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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