Monday December 19, 1988
US date format: 12/19/1988, UK date format: 19/12/1988
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Paulina Gretzky and Alexis Sánchez.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison.
In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Last Lion by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fauji.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 Dream or Hard Head.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 19, 1988?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- NASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars.
- Unexploded WWII bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated.
- Robert Bernstein: American author and playwright (d....
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 19, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Chicago - Look Away
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts
- Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
- Bangles - In Your Room
- Eddie Money - Walk On Water
- Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Sport Games on December 19, 1988
- Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 27 - 28
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 19If December 19, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months.
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?