Thursday 18 August 1988
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Eggert Jonsson and G Dragon.
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.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atomic Robo-Kid or Last Duel.
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1988 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Eggert Jonsson: Icelandic footballer.
- G Dragon: Rapper.
- G-Dragon : South Korean singer-songwriter rapper producer and dancer (Big Bang).
- Jack Hobbs: English footballer.
- Luke Jackson: English author.
- Eggert Jónsson: Icelandic footballer
- FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
- Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island, New York sells for $22 million.
- Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
- The Republican National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana nominates George H.W. Bush for President and James "Dan" Quayle for Vice President of the United States of America.
- American FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Winwood - Roll With It
- George Michael - Monkey
- Gloria Estefan - 1-2-3
- 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
- Breathe - Hands To Heaven
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
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