Tuesday 12 April 1988
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tone Damli and April Pengilly.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean.
In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching City Hunter 2.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcade Volleyball or Cycle Race: Road Man.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1988 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Tone Damli: Pop Singer.
- April Pengilly: Model.
- Jessie Decker: Country Singer.
- Ricardo Álvarez: Argentinian footballer.
- Stephen Brogan: English footballer.
- Amedeo Calliari: Italian footballer
- Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
- Sonny Bono elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California
- Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.
- Harvard University patents genetically engineered mouse (first for animal life).
- Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
- In the Geneva Accords, the Soviet Union commits itself to withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
- The USS ''Samuel B. Roberts'' (FFG-58) strikes a naval mine in the Persian Gulf, while deployed on Operation Earnest Will, during the Tanker War phase of the Iran–Iraq War.
- Israeli commandos kill the PLO's Abu Jihad in Tunisia.
- In Forlì, Italy, the brigate rosse kill Senator Roberto Ruffilli, an advisor of Prime Minister Ciriaco de Mita.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
- INXS - Devil Inside
- Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go
- Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
- Pebbles - Girlfriend
- The Jets - Rocket 2 U
- Aerosmith - Angel
- Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There
- Jody Watley - Some Kind Of Lover
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