Friday 19 August 1988
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Emily Cole and Cristina Scuccia.
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 Bases Loaded II: Second Season or Bombuzal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 August 1988 ?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Emily Cole: American noted family, the daughter and first child of Maria Cole, the granddaughter of New York governor Mario Cuomo; his second grandchild.
- Cristina Scuccia: Italian Ursuline nun, and singer, who won the 2014 season of The Voice of Italy.
- Travis Tedford: American actor.
- Kirk Cousins: Football Player.
- Natasha Slayton: Pop Singer.
- Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11pm EDT)
- Muang Muang succeeds General Sein Lwin as President of Burma
- New York Rangers sign ex-Montreal Canadiens' great Guy Lafleur.
- A truce begins in the Iran–Iraq War.
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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