Friday August 19, 1988
US date format: 8/19/1988, UK date format: 19/8/1988
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Cristina Scuccia and Kévin Monnet-Paquet.
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 Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf or Double Dragon II: The Revenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 19, 1988?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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- Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11pm EDT)
- Muang Muang succeeds General Sein Lwin as President of Burma
- New York Rangers sign ex-Montreal Canadiens' great Guy Lafleur.
- A truce begins in the Iran–Iraq War.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 19, 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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