Tuesday 16 August 1988
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood.
In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits.
The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1988 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Rumer Willis: American actress and singer, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Wife Demi Moore.
- Rumer Willis American actress: child of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.
- Kevin Schmidt: American actor.
- Milton Adolphus: Composer, dies at 75.
- IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
- Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
- Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Winwood - Roll With It
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- George Michael - Monkey
- Breathe - Hands To Heaven
- Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
- Eric Carmen - Make Me Lose Control
- Chicago - I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- Gloria Estefan - 1-2-3
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name
- Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
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