Sunday 13 November 1988
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club.
In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits.
The Land Before Time, directed by Don Bluth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
- R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
- Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:13 November
- Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian law student in Portland, Oregon is beaten to death by members of the Neo-Nazi group East Side White Pride.
- In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle ''Buran'' is launched by an Energia rocket on its maiden orbital spaceflight (the first and last space flight for the shuttle).
- Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed at the Palestinian National Council meeting in Algiers, by a vote of 253–46.
- The very first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched by Nico Roozen, Frans van der Hoff and ecumenical development agency Solidaridad in the Netherlands.
- The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR adopts the Estonian Sovereignty Declaration in which the laws of the Estonian SSR are declared supreme over those of the USSR.
- In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan choose populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister. Elections are held as planned despite head of state Zia-ul-Haq's death earlier in August.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Escape Club - Wild, Wild West
- The Beach Boys - Kokomo
- Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion
- Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
- Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time
- U2 - Desire
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- Will To Power - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
- George Michael - Kissing A Fool
- INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
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