Sunday 20 March 1988
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Danny Garcia and Jakub Gierszal.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley.
In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits.
Frantic, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chelmsford 123.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Jet-Story.
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Which were the important events of 20 March 1988 ?
- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
- Danny Garcia: Boxer.
- Jakub Gierszal: Movie Actor.
- Jakub Gierszał: Polish actor.
- Louie Vito: American snowboarder.
- Gil Evans: Canadian-American pianist composer and bandleader (d. 1988).
- Mike Tyson knocks out Tony Tubbs in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
- Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open.
- Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at age 75.
- Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
- Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak
- George Michael - Father Figure
- Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
- Richard Marx - Endless Summer Nights
- Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind
- Debbie Gibson - Out Of The Blue
- David Lee Roth - Just Like Paradise
- Keith Sweat - I Want Her
- Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
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