Saturday December 17, 1988
US date format: 12/17/1988, UK date format: 17/12/1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 David Rudisha and Liisa Ehrberg.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago.
In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bottom Line.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Camouflage or 5th Gear.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 17, 1988?
- USS Tennessee, first submarine to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned.
- 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1).
- Bryan Murray becomes the 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Washington Capitals).
- New York Islanders break 12-game losing streak, beat New Jersey Devils 5-2.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 17, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - Look Away
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Will To Power - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
- Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love
- Breathe - How Can I Fall?
- Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
- Eddie Money - Walk On Water
Top #5 songs in the UK
Sport Games on December 17, 1988
- New England Patriots - Denver Broncos : 10 - 21
- Washington Redskins - Cincinnati Bengals : 17 - 20
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 17If December 17, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 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?