Saturday 14 May 1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tara Thompson and Elease Donovan.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan.
In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits.
Willow, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Washington Goes To War by David Brinkley was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vale Tudo.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Knight Rider or The Battle of Olympus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
Famous Birthdays:14 May
- Willem Drees: Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1948-1958.
- Mail closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
- 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he and St. Louis Cardinals lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
- Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
- Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
- George Michael - One More Try
- Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac
- Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
- Aerosmith - Angel
- Samantha Fox - Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
- Icehouse - Electric Blue
- Foreigner - I Don't Want To Live Without You
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