Wednesday 31 August 1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Matt Adams and Tanaya Henry.
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 Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943 or Kenseiden.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1988 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Matt Adams: Baseball Player.
- Tanaya Henry: Model.
- David Ospina: Soccer Player.
- Ken Kallaste: Estonian footballer.
- 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
- Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
- Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
- Five-day power blackout of downtown Seattle, Washington, USA begins.
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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