Monday 29 August 1988
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Matt Cahill and Jenny Fox.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael.
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 Inside Outing or Kuri Kinton.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1988 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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- USSR launches 3 Cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - Monkey
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
- Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
- Chicago - I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- Huey Lewis & The News - Perfect World
- Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
- Van Halen - When It's Love
- New Edition - If It Isn't Love
- Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You
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