Wednesday July 06, 1988
US date format: 7/6/1988, UK date format: 6/7/1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 6, 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 Katja Decker-Sadowski and Oaxaca (Mexico).
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 Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy Great Tank or Altered Beast.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 06, 1988?
- Comoros - Independence Day (1975).
- Feast day of St Maria Goretti.
- Lithuania - Statehood Day.
- Malawi - Independence Day (1964).
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- North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
- Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico.
- The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. 167 oil workers are killed, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 06, 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 06If July 06, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 11 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?