Monday October 17, 1988
US date format: 10/17/1988, UK date format: 17/10/1988
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Yuko Oshima and Nikki Flores.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins.
In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Red Scorpion, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dive Bomber or Air Warrior II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 17, 1988?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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- Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
- Phillip Morris announces US$11 billion tender offer for Kraft.
- Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of the New York Yankees.
- 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome, Italy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- UB40 - Red Red Wine '88
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- The Escape Club - Wild, Wild West
- The Beach Boys - Kokomo
- Steve Winwood - Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
- Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
- Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
- Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- New Edition - You're Not My Kind Of Girl
- Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini - Don't Rock The Boat
- Luther Vandross - Any Love
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Kiara - The Best Of Me
- George Benson - Let's Do It Again
- Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us
- Vanessa Williams - (He's Got) The Look
Sport Games on October 17, 1988
- Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 37 - 14
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Days to next October 17If October 17, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 23 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?