Sunday 15 May 1988
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nicole Flint and Marcus Collins.
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 The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vale Tudo.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dangerous Dave or Legend of Makai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Nicole Flint
- Marcus Collins: Pop Singer.
- Indrek Kajupank: Estonian basketball player.
- Nemanja Nešić: Serbian rower (d. 2012).
- Carrie closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
- Gospel at Colonus closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 performances
- 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman
- Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan
- Second American Comedy Awards: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman.
- Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
- Soviet war in Afghanistan: After more than eight years of fighting, the Red Army begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
- A report by U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
- ''California v. Greenwood'': The U.S. Supreme Court rules that police officers do not need a search warrant to search through discarded garbage.
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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