Wednesday 31 August 1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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
- Ken Kallaste: Estonian footballer.
- Matt Adams: Baseball Player.
- Tanaya Henry: Model.
- David Ospina: Soccer Player.
- 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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- George Michael - Monkey
- Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
- Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
- Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You
- Huey Lewis & The News - Perfect World
- Chicago - I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- Van Halen - When It's Love
- Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
- New Edition - If It Isn't Love
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