Saturday October 08, 1988
US date format: 10/8/1988, UK date format: 8/10/1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 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.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Love Bites by Def Leppard.
In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Another Woman, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Prime Time by Joan Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abracadabra or Bloody Wolf.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 08, 1988?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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- Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
- Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage.
- Ernst Hermann Meyer: Composer, dies at 82.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 08, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- UB40 - Red Red Wine '88
- Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)
- Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
- Peter Cetera - One Good Woman
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
- New Kids On The Block - Please Don't Go Girl
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Levert - Addicted To You
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Teddy Pendergrass - 2 A.M.
- Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- Jeffrey Osborne - She's On The Left
- Tony Toni Tone - Born Not To Know
- Johnny Kemp - Dancin' With Myself
- George Benson - Let's Do It Again
- New Edition - You're Not My Kind Of Girl
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 08If October 08, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 15 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?