Sunday May 15, 1988
US date format: 5/15/1988, UK date format: 15/5/1988
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 15, 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 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.
Chocolat, directed by Claire Denis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Rock Star by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kenseiden or Baal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 15, 1988?
- 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.
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- Carrie closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
- Gospel at Colonus closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 performances
- Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan
- Second American Comedy Awards: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 15, 1988?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Al B. Sure! - Nite And Day
- Pebbles - Mercedes Boy
- Suave - My Girl
- Kool Moe Dee - Wild, Wild West
- Keith Sweat - Something Just Ain't Right
- Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go
- Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid
- Brenda Russell Featuring Joe Esposito - Piano In The Dark
- Jesse Johnson - Love Struck
- Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - Everything Will B-Fine
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