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Saturday 30 April 1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Molloko and Molloko at the San Diego Zoo. 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. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Goody or Fusion.
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 ?

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 months ?

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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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 April 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
  • LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
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Facts:
  • World Expo '88 opens in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The exhibition runs for six months, hosting pavilions from over 70 countries.
  • New York Yankees' Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April; sets American League and ties major league record.
  • Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season.
  • New York Knights' first arena football game; beat Los Angeles Cobras 60-52 in Los Angeles.
  • Largest banana split ever, at 4.55 miles long, is made in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

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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 ?

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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Under The Eye Of The Clock

By: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan’s injuries at birth left him severely disabled and handicapped; he was entirely paralyzed and unable to communicate, but he had so much to say and was burning

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Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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The Last Princess

By: Cynthia Freeman

Lily is the ultimate poor little rich girl, abandoned by her parents and sent to the best Swiss boarding school money could buy.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Goody

Platform: Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Opera Soft

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Cyborg Hunter

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Activision; EU Sega

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Herzog

Platform: MSX PC-8801 Sharp X1

Genre: Proto-RTS Real-time tactics Tactical shooter

Publisher: TechnoSoft

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Fusion

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Famicom Wars

Platform: Family Computer, Virtual Console (Wii, 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

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