Thursday 14 January 1988
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison.
In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits.
Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clanc 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 14 January 1988 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Jamie Altman: American noted family, the son of actress Lynda Carter and her husband, Washington lawyer Robert Altman.
- Tom Rosenthal: Comedian.
- Hakeem Nicks: American football player.
- Jack Shepherd: Soap Opera Actor.
- Jordy Lemoine: French singer known as "the Baby Singer" in 1994.
- Jack P Shepherd: English actor
- Farshad Bashir: Afghan-Dutch politician
- Mikalah Gordon: American singer and actress
- Jordy: French singer
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
- INXS - Need You Tonight
- Tiffany - Could've Been
- Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
- Elton John - Candle In The Wind (Live)
- Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
- George Michael - Faith
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
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