Tuesday August 16, 1988
US date format: 8/16/1988, UK date format: 16/8/1988
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 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 Rumer Willis and Kevin Schmidt.
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.
Betrayed, directed by Costa-Gavras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching First Impressions.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hot Chase or Downhill Challenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1988?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
- Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
- Milton Adolphus: Composer, dies at 75.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Winwood - Roll With It
- George Michael - Monkey
- Gloria Estefan - 1-2-3
- Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
- Eric Carmen - Make Me Lose Control
- Chicago - I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- Breathe - Hands To Heaven
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Rick James Featuring Roxanne Shante - Loosey's Rap
- Freddie Jackson - Nice 'N' Slow
- Loose Ends - Watching You
- Keith Sweat (Duet With Jacci McGhee) - Make It Last Forever
- Troop - Mamacita
- Al B. Sure! - Off On Your Own (Girl)
- Guy - Groove Me
- Shirley Murdock - Husband
- Gregory Hines - That Girl Wants To Dance With Me
- Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 16If August 16, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 17 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 16, 1988?
On August 16, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is August 16, 1988?
On August 16, 1988 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 16, 1988?
On August 16, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1988?
On August 16, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 16, 1988?
On August 16, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 16, 1988?
On August 16, 1988 several famous people were born including, Rumer Willis, Kevin Schmidt, Parker Young.
Which famous people died on August 16, 1988?
Famous people died on August 16, 1988 include, Milton Adolphus.
What was the number one song in August 16, 1988?
The number one song in the week of August 16, 1988 was Roll With It by Steve Winwood in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population in UK.
What were the top hits on August 16, 1988?
The top hits on August 16, 1988 were Roll With It by Steve Winwood, Monkey by George Michael, 1-2-3 by Gloria Estefan in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population, The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue, I Need You by BVSMP in UK.