Thursday 22 December 1988
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kori Koether and Leigh Halfpenny.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison.
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 You Rang, M'Lord?.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas or Madden NFL.
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Which were the important events of 22 December 1988 ?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
Famous Birthdays:22 December
- Tucker Smith: American actor, dancer, and singer (d. 1988).
- 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in New Jersey
- Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gallons on 300 miles of Western Australia and British Columbia coast.
- South Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa.
- Two robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of US$3 million in New Jersey.
- TAT-8, the first transatlantic telephone cable to use optical fibers, is completed.
- Zebra mussels are found in the Great lakes.
- The U.S. Drought of 1988 causes big crop damage in many states, impacts many portions of the United States and causes around $60 billion in damage. Multiple regions suffer in the conditions. Heat waves cause 4,800 to 17,000 excess deaths while scorching many areas of the United States during 1988.
- The Russian Mafia begins to expand with the decay of the Soviet Union.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Chicago - Look Away
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts
- Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
- Bangles - In Your Room
- Eddie Money - Walk On Water
- Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
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