Wednesday August 17, 1988
US date format: 8/17/1988, UK date format: 17/8/1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 Brady Corbet and Erika Toda.
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 Last Armageddon or Exile XZR.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 17, 1988?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
- Republicans nominate George Bush for President
- New York City first case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9-year-old Bronx boy).
- Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 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 17If August 17, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 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 August 17, 1988?
On August 17, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is August 17, 1988?
On August 17, 1988 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 17, 1988?
On August 17, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 1988?
On August 17, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 17, 1988?
On August 17, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 17, 1988?
On August 17, 1988 several famous people were born including, Brady Corbet, Erika Toda, Bianca Collins.
Which famous people died on August 17, 1988?
Famous people died on August 17, 1988 include, Victoria Shaw, Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.
What was the number one song in August 17, 1988?
The number one song in the week of August 17, 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 17, 1988?
The top hits on August 17, 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.