Saturday October 15, 1988
US date format: 10/15/1988, UK date format: 15/10/1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Mesut Özil and Carrie Finklea.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40.
In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Inside Outing or Legendary Wings.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 15, 1988?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 15, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- UB40 - Red Red Wine '88
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
- Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)
- Steve Winwood - Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
- Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
- The Escape Club - Wild, Wild West
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us
- New Edition - You're Not My Kind Of Girl
- Johnny Kemp - Dancin' With Myself
- Kiara - The Best Of Me
- Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini - Don't Rock The Boat
- George Benson - Let's Do It Again
- Levert - Addicted To You
- Teddy Pendergrass - 2 A.M.
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