Thursday 1 December 1988
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley by Will To Power.
In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits.
Twins, directed by Ivan Reitman, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1988 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Dan Mavraides: Greek-American basketball player.
- Presley Hart: American porn actress.
- Yim Si-wan: South Korean singer and actor (ZE:A).
- Zoe Kravitz: Daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz.
- Tyler Joseph: Rock Singer.
- Zoë Kravitz: American actress, singer and model, daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and rock musician Lenny Kravitz, born at home. Zoë's birth was attended by a midwife, her 23-year old father, Lisa's mom and Lenny's dad. The labor was about 14 hours, starting at noon.
- New York Islanders greatest shutout loss (8-0) versus Saint Louis Blues.
- NBC bids record US$401 million to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
- Benazir Bhutto named first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan).
- 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless.
- Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow, Russia.
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari takes office as President of Mexico.
- A cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless and thousands dead.
- In Armenia, an earthquake (6.9 on the Richter scale) kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.
- Estonian becomes the official language of Estonia.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Will To Power - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
- Chicago - Look Away
- Breathe - How Can I Fall?
- Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love
- U2 - Desire
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
- George Michael - Kissing A Fool
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
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