Friday December 09, 1988
US date format: 12/9/1988, UK date format: 9/12/1988
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 9, 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 Bruce Wiegner and Kwadwo Asamoah.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago.
In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bottom Line.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chopper I or Last Armageddon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 09, 1988?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
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- The last Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant roll off the assembly line in a Chrysler factory.
- New York Yankees sign 12-year television contract with Madison Square Garden for US$500 million.
- The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 09, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - Look Away
- Will To Power - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
- Breathe - How Can I Fall?
- Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
- Eddie Money - Walk On Water
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Boys - Dial My Heart
- Cherrelle - Everything I Miss At Home
- Surface - I Missed
- Cameo - You Make Me Work
- Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers - Tumblin' Down
- Freddie Jackson - Hey Lover
- Roberta Flack - Oasis
- Cheryl Pepsii Riley - Thanks For My Child
- Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
- Vesta - Sweet, Sweet Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 09If December 09, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 17 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?