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Friday 30 December 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kirsty-Leigh Porter and Leon Jackson. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Mitla Pass by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Making Out. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter) or Keith Courage in Alpha Zones.
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 ?

The New Yankee Workshop

Starring: Norm Abram

Country: United States

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You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Country: United States

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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Mississippi Burning

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
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Facts:
  • North subpoenas Reagan and Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
  • Oliver North subpoenas Ronald Reagan and George Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial.
  • Mercedes-Benz pays US$20.2 million fine, failed to meet 1986 US government fuel standard.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Yasser Arafat -- Dec. 26, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9151
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan, George Bush & Mikhail Gorbachev -- Dec. 19, 1988

Books

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

Mitla Pass

By: Leon Uris

Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of Israel, where he learns much about himself and love while covering a dangerous military operation

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Anything For Billy

By: Larry McMurtry

The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter)

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Digital Integration

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Formation Armed F

Platform: Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Nichibutsu

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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

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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Blaster Master

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platformer, Run and gun

Publisher: Sunsoft

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