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Saturday 31 December 1988, NewYear’s Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valentin Livi and Valentin Montand. 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 The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching USA Up All Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcade Volleyball or Herbert.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

USA Up All Night

Starring: Carla Ulbrich

Country: United States

Visiting... with Huell Howser

Starring: Huell Howser

Country: United States

Night After Night

Starring: Beth Laufer, Allan Havey, Steve Bannos

Country: United States

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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Movies

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

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1988 ?

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

Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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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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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Carrier Command

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

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Rainbird

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Laser Squad

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

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Blade Software Micro League Multimedia (PC)

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Arcade Volleyball

Arcade Volleyball

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc.

Demon's Winter

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Herbert

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: AMC Verlag

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