Sunday December 18, 1988
US date format: 12/18/1988, UK date format: 18/12/1988
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 18, 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 Lizzie Armitstead and Seth Doege.
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 Blasted or The Colony.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 18, 1988?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
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- Seattle Seahawks win their first ever division title with 9-7 record.
- 5th meeting of San Francisco Giants-New York Jets, Jets win and eliminate Giants from playoffs.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 18, 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 18, 1988
- Atlanta Falcons - New Orleans Saints : 9 - 10
- Buffalo Bills - Indianapolis Colts : 14 - 17
- Detroit Lions - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 10 - 21
- Green Bay Packers - Phoenix Cardinals : 26 - 17
- Houston Oilers - Cleveland Browns : 23 - 28
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 18If December 18, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 27 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?