Friday July 01, 1988
US date format: 7/1/1988, UK date format: 1/7/1988
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 1, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Sonoya Mizuno and Kurt Coleman.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson.
In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits.
Coming to America, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Show Time by Pat Riley was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Brainstorm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hot Rod or John Madden Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 01, 1988?
- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 01, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
- The Fat Boys With Chubby Checker - The Twist (Yo, Twist)
- Salt-N-Pepa - Push It / Tramp
- Bros - I Owe You Nothing
- Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)
Top #10 R&B songs
- Teddy Pendergrass - Joy
- Sade - Paradise
- James Brown - I'm Real
- Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew - Keep Risin' To The Top
- Prince - Alphabet St.
- George Michael - One More Try
- Gregory Abbott - I'll Prove It To You
- The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers - Roses Are Red
- Vanessa Williams - The Right Stuff
- The Deele - Shoot 'Em Up Movies
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 01If July 01, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 10 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?