Wednesday October 12, 1988
US date format: 10/12/1988, UK date format: 12/10/1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 12, 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 D'Andre Siggers and Calum Scott.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40.
In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chopper I or Bomber Raid.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 12, 1988?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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- George Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate
- Israel and China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations.
- NeXT launches its first public debut of the NeXT Computer at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California.
- Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 12, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- UB40 - Red Red Wine '88
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
- Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)
- Steve Winwood - Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
- Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
- The Escape Club - Wild, Wild West
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us
- New Edition - You're Not My Kind Of Girl
- Johnny Kemp - Dancin' With Myself
- Kiara - The Best Of Me
- Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini - Don't Rock The Boat
- George Benson - Let's Do It Again
- Levert - Addicted To You
- Teddy Pendergrass - 2 A.M.
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Days to next October 12If October 12, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 14 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 12, 1988?
On October 12, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is October 12, 1988?
On October 12, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 12, 1988?
On October 12, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 12, 1988?
On October 12, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 12, 1988?
On October 12, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 12, 1988?
On October 12, 1988 several famous people were born including, D'Andre Siggers, Calum Scott, Aggro Santos.
Which famous people died on October 12, 1988?
Famous people died on October 12, 1988 include, Ken Murray, Coby Whitmore, Ruth Manning-Sanders.
What was the number one song in October 12, 1988?
The number one song in the week of October 12, 1988 was Red Red Wine '88 by UB40 in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.
What were the top hits on October 12, 1988?
The top hits on October 12, 1988 were Red Red Wine '88 by UB40, Love Bites by Def Leppard, Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Desire by U2, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies in UK.