Monday July 04, 1988, US Independence Day
US date format: 7/4/1988, UK date format: 4/7/1988
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 4, 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 Angélique Boyer and Angelique Boyer.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick.
In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits.
Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Rock Star by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Brainstorm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Konami '88 or Knight Rider.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 04, 1988?
- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- 102nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Becker (46 76 64 62)
- Kansas City releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
- US navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
- Adrian Adonis [Keith Franke]: WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 04, 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
- Sade - Paradise
- James Brown - I'm Real
- The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers - Roses Are Red
- Vanessa Williams - The Right Stuff
- Gregory Abbott - I'll Prove It To You
- Teddy Pendergrass - Joy
- New Edition - If It Isn't Love
- Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
- Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew - Keep Risin' To The Top
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 04If July 04, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 20 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?