Wednesday 19 October 1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Carly Janiga and Sandi Ball.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins.
In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, directed by Dwight H. Little, 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.
On TV people were watching Nana.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hundra or Downhill Challenge.
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Which were the important events of 19 October 1988 ?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:19 October
- Friedrich Weinreb: Dutch economist, professor of econometrics, publicist and eminent mystical scholar on the Hebrew bible and its roots in kabbalah.
- 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
- Roxette releases Roxette Look Sharp! album
- Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border.
- Britain bans broadcast interviews with Irish Republican Army members.
- South Africa anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize.
- Three Americans win Nobel Prize in physics; three West Germans win chemistry Nobel Prize.
- US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows.
- The United Kingdom bans broadcast interviews with IRA members. The BBC gets around this stricture through the use of professional actors.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- Red Red Wine '88 - UB40
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- The Escape Club - Wild, Wild West
- The Beach Boys - Kokomo
- Steve Winwood - Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
- Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
- Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
- Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion
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