Sunday 14 August 1988
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shahd Barmada .
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood.
In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits.
The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Fantasy II or Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken.
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Which were the important events of 14 August 1988 ?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Enzo Ferrari: Italian industrialist and car racing enthusiast, considered the world’s most famous auto maker after Henry Ford, whose blood-red racing cars became a symbol of wealth and sportiness for those who could afford their six-figure cost.
- Robert Calvert: English singer-songwriter and playwright (Hawkwind) (d. 1988).
- Roy Buchanan: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Snakestretchers) (d. 1988).
- 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree Golf Club - Edmond
- Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Winwood - Roll With It
- Breathe - Hands To Heaven
- Eric Carmen - Make Me Lose Control
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name
- Gloria Estefan - 1-2-3
- Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
- Chicago - I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- George Michael - Monkey
- Richard Marx - Hold On To The Nights
- Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid
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