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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 Lisa Bund and Welven Da Great. 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 Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching TV Pirata. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Earthlight or Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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Crocodile Dundee II

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

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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Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Country: United States

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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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The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1988 ?

  • 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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  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State University students, during his visit to the Soviet Union.

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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


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

Battle Cry Of Freedom

By: James M. McPherson

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.James

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By: John Gardner

Special Branch is not usually interested in dead bodies found floating in the Thames, except when the corpse is a young girl with an impeccable background; then they become very interested

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By: Michael Jackson

The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder

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People Like Us

By: Dominick Dunne

Before they had Too Much Money, the inhabitants of Dominick Dunne’s glitzy, gossipy New York Times bestselling novels were People Like Us.The

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software


Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

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Kuri Kinton

Kuri Kinton

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: SNK

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Altered Beast

Platform: MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Family Computer, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, Commodore 64, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), iOS, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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