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Tuesday 31 May 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Welven Da Great and Lisa Bund. In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Big, directed by Penny Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching TV Pirata. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Battle of Olympus or F/A-18 Interceptor.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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Encyclopedia

Starring: Ethyl Eichelberger, Jim Fyfe, Alyson Palmer, Faith Prince

Country: United States

Sunday Night

Starring: Edd Hall, Jools Holland, David Sanborn

Country: United States

Movies

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

Big

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Country: United States

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson

Country: United States

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Rambo III

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee II

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Country: United States

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Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Facts:
  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State University students, during his visit to the Soviet Union.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Legalizing Drugs -- May 30, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9119
  • Time: Illustration by Joe Lertola

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 ?

Arena Football

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: American football

Publisher: C159 Production

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The Battle of Olympus

Platform: NES, Game Boy

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo; EU Imagineer (Game Boy)

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Downhill Challenge

Downhill Challenge

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), Apple IIGS, IBM PC (DOS), Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Loriciel, Brøderbund

F/A-18 Interceptor

F/A-18 Interceptor

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Flight sim

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Legend of Makai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform game

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