Monday May 16, 1988
US date format: 5/16/1988, UK date format: 16/5/1988
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Dominique Capraro and Sean Ward.
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.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Hot Money by Dick Francis 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 Goal! or Amadeus Revenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 16, 1988?
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- Surgeon General C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
- US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant.
- A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 16, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
- George Michael - One More Try
- Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
- Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
- Samantha Fox - Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
- Foreigner - I Don't Want To Live Without You
- Icehouse - Electric Blue
- White Lion - Wait
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Everything Your Heart Desires
- The Deele - Two Occasions
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 16If May 16, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 4 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 18 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 May 16, 1988?
On May 16, 1988 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is May 16, 1988?
On May 16, 1988 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 16, 1988?
On May 16, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 16, 1988?
On May 16, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 16, 1988?
On May 16, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 16, 1988?
On May 16, 1988 several famous people were born including, Dominique Capraro, Seamus O'Doherty, Sean Ward.
Which famous people died on May 16, 1988?
Famous people died on May 16, 1988 include, Carrie Baxter, Kay Baxter, Louise Wood.
What was the number one song in May 16, 1988?
The number one song in the week of May 16, 1988 was Anything For You by Gloria Estefan in US and Perfect by Fairground Attraction in UK.
What were the top hits on May 16, 1988?
The top hits on May 16, 1988 were Anything For You by Gloria Estefan, One More Try by George Michael, Shattered Dreams by Johnny Hates Jazz in US and Perfect by Fairground Attraction, With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey, Theme From S-Express by S-Express in UK.