Saturday 8 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 Love Bites by Def Leppard.
In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, 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.
On TV people were watching American Experience.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlehawks 1942 or Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken.
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1988 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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- Ernst Hermann Meyer: Composer, dies at 82.
- Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
- Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- Red Red Wine '88 - UB40
- Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)
- Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
- Peter Cetera - One Good Woman
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
- New Kids On The Block - Please Don't Go Girl
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