Saturday 17 December 1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jessi and Liisa Ehrberg.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago.
In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rainbow.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond the Ice Palace or Hidden Agenda.
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Which were the important events of 17 December 1988 ?
- Jessi : Rapper.
- Liisa Ehrberg: Estonian cyclist.
- Grethe Grünberg: Estonian ice dancer.
- Kris Joseph: Canadian basketball player.
- David Rudisha: Kenyan runner.
- USS Tennessee, first submarine to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned.
- 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1).
- Bryan Murray becomes the 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Washington Capitals).
- New York Islanders break 12-game losing streak, beat New Jersey Devils 5-2.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - Look Away
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Will To Power - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
- Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love
- Breathe - How Can I Fall?
- Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
- Eddie Money - Walk On Water
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