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Wednesday August 31, 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 31, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rachel Legrain-Trapani and Tanaya Henry. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. 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 Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hot Rod or Batman: The Caped Crusader.
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What the sky looked like on 31 August 1988

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Country: United States

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Paperhouse

Directed by: Bernard Rose

Starring: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Glenne Headly

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Baby Boom

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Starring: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

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Some Girls

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley, Lance Edwards

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Moon Over Parador

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

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Barfuß ins Bett

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Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
  • Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
  • Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
  • Five-day power blackout of downtown Seattle, Washington, USA begins.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 31, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Senatorial Privilege

By: Leo Damore

More than two decades have passed since a car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunged off Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick killing former staffer Mary Jo Kopechne.

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A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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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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Zoya

By: Danielle Steel

Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Guardian Legend

Platform: NES

Genre: Action-adventure game Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Irem; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo

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Gemstone IV

Gemstone IV

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, independent

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

Hot Rod

Hot Rod

Platform: Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega (Arcade) Activision (computers)

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Beverly Hills Cop II

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The Living Daylights

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Prince of Darkness

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House of Games

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Arthur 2: On the Rocks

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