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Monday October 31, 1988, Halloween

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 31, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Buemi and Cole Aldrich. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kokomo by The Beach Boys. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Child's Play, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Final Flight by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bombuzal or Crossroads II.
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What the sky looked like on 31 October 1988

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Movies

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

Child's Play

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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Distant Thunder

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown

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They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Country: United States

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A Cry in the Dark

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

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Everybody's All-American

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

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TV Series

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

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Alfred Pellan: Canadian painter and educator (d. 1988).
  • John Houseman: Romanian-born actor and producer, dies of spinal cancer at age 86 (born 1902).
Facts:
  • 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
  • Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia.

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Sport Games on 31 October 1988

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American Football
  • Denver Broncos - Indianapolis Colts : 23 - 55
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 31, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Final Flight

By: Stephen Coonts

The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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Peachtree Road

By: Anne Rivers Siddons

Headstrong, independent, and devastatingly beautiful Lucy Bondurant Chastain Venable will never become the demure Southern lady her family requires—while her older cousin, Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, is too shy and bookish,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lancelot

Lancelot

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Mandarin Software

Crossroads II

Crossroads II

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: COMPUTE!'s Gazette

The Guardian Legend

Platform: NES

Genre: Action-adventure game Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Irem; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo

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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

Bombuzal

Bombuzal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Super NES

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Image Works Kemco

Home videos

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

School Daze

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The Pick-up Artist

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Action Jackson

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Funny Farm

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La Bamba

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