Saturday 1 October 1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin.
In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits.
Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1988 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
- Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
- Lowest batting average for National League champion (Tony Gwynn .313).
- Mikhail Gorbachev is named head of the Supreme Soviet.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You
- Peter Cetera - One Good Woman
- Red Red Wine '88 - UB40
- Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You
- Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
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