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Saturday December 31, 1988, NewYear’s Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valentin Montand and Valentin Livi. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. War Requiem, directed by Derek Jarman, 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 The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf or Konami '88.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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What the sky looked like on 31 December 1988

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Movies

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

War Requiem

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

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Touch of Death

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

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Robo Vampire

Directed by: Godfrey Ho

Starring: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles, Joe Browne

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Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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USA Up All Night

Starring: Carla Ulbrich

Country: United States

T.Bag and the Revenge of the T.Set

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Valentin Montand: French noted family, son of actor Yves Montand and his companion Carole Amiel.
  • Valentin Livi: French noted family, unwed parents; son of actor Yves Montand (born Ivo Livi) and his companion Carole Amiel.
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Sport Games on 31 December 1988

NFL
American Football
  • Philadelphia Eagles - Chicago Bears : 12 - 20
  • Seattle Seahawks - Cincinnati Bengals : 13 - 21
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 31, 1988 - Geocentric view

Discover the planets positions on December 31, 1988 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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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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The Queen Of The Damned

By: Anne Rice

In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.

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The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all ...

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kid Kool

Kid Kool

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Michael Andretti's World GP

Platform: NES

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Varie American Sammy

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Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OS, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Engine, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx-CD

Genre: Sports game (golf)

Publisher: Accolade, Konami (NES), Victor Entertainment (Sharp X68000, MSX2)

Konami '88

Konami '88

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

Platform: PC, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Infocom

Home videos

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

Hairspray

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Stakeout

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The Pick-up Artist

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The Living Daylights

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Predator

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