Tuesday December 13, 1988
US date format: 12/13/1988, UK date format: 13/12/1988
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 13, 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 Rickie Fowler and Alyssa Carswell.
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.
Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bottom Line.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4x4 Off-Road Racing or Knight Rider.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 13, 1988?
- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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- Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
- Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat gives a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in the Swiss city of Geneva after the United States authorities refused to give him a visa to enter New York.
- Three men end 29-hour all-466-station subway ride in New York City, New York.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 13, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - Look Away
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Will To Power - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
- Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love
- Breathe - How Can I Fall?
- Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
- Eddie Money - Walk On Water
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 13If December 13, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 13, 1988?
On December 13, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is December 13, 1988?
On December 13, 1988 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.
Who was the US President on December 13, 1988?
On December 13, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 13, 1988?
On December 13, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 13, 1988?
On December 13, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 13, 1988?
On December 13, 1988 several famous people were born including, Rickie Fowler, Alyssa Carswell, Oliver Lancashire.
What was the number one song in December 13, 1988?
The number one song in the week of December 13, 1988 was Look Away by Chicago in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard in UK.
What were the top hits on December 13, 1988?
The top hits on December 13, 1988 were Look Away by Chicago, Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison, Giving You The Best That I Got by Anita Baker in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard, Especially For You by Kylie & Jason, Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night by Bros in UK.