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Friday 29 July 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexander Eusebio and Tarjei Bø. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, 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 Rough Guide to Europe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airwolf or Exile.
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 30 days ?

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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The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson

Country: United States

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Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto

Country: United States

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A Fish Called Wanda

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 July 1988 ?

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Facts:
  • Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • South African government bans anti-apartheid film Cry Freedom
  • Last US Playboy Club (Lansing, Michigan) closes.
  • Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lloyd Bentsen & Michael Dukakis -- July 25, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9127
  • Time: Onward to Mars' from Mariner 9 photos

Books

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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To Be The Best

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the

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Thriving On Chaos

By: Tom Peters

The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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Chaos

By: James Gleick

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

By Fair Means or Foul aka Pro Boxing Simulator

By Fair Means or Foul aka Pro Boxing Simulator

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game, Sports game

Publisher: Superior/Acornsoft Superior/Alligata Codemasters

Airwolf

Platform: Arcade, Famicom, NES

Genre: Action / Shooter / Simulator

Publisher: Kyugo (Arcade, Famicom) Acclaim (NES)

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Exile

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, CD32

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Superior Software, Audiogenic

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F-19 Stealth Fighter

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Amiga Soccer

Genre: Sports

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