Saturday September 17, 1988
US date format: 9/17/1988, UK date format: 17/9/1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Mathieu Bastareaud .
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses.
In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits.
Spellbinder, directed by Janet Greek, 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 Scruples.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Inside Outing or Michael Andretti's World GP.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 17, 1988?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
- Military coup in Haiti: Lieutenant General Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
- Jeff Reardon becomes first to record 40 or more saves in both American League and National League.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 17, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
- Huey Lewis & The News - Perfect World
- Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)
- Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You
- Van Halen - When It's Love
- New Edition - If It Isn't Love
- Kenny Loggins - Nobody's Fool
- Def Leppard - Love Bites
- Rick Astley - It Would Take A Strong Strong Man
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me
- Jeffrey Osborne - She's On The Left
- Pebbles - Take Your Time
- Salt-N-Pepa Featuring E.U. - Shake Your Thang
- James Brown - Static
- Keith Sweat (Duet With Jacci McGhee) - Make It Last Forever
- Levert - Addicted To You
- Freddie Jackson - Nice 'N' Slow
- Tony Toni Tone - Born Not To Know
- George Michael - Monkey
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next September 17If September 17, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 25 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?