Sunday 1 May 1988
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nicholas Braun and Anushka Sharma.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston.
In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits.
Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching City Hunter 2.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943 or Katakis.
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Which were the important events of 1 May 1988 ?
- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Nicholas Braun: American actor.
- Anushka Sharma: Indian actress and model.
- Maria Balaba: Latvian figure skater.
- Romance / Romance opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
- IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3
- Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
- Aerosmith - Angel
- INXS - Devil Inside
- Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
- Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
- Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac
- Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love
- Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There
- Pebbles - Girlfriend
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