Wednesday October 19, 1988
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 19, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Irene Escolar and Carly Janiga.
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 Koko by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cabal or Chopper I.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 October 1988 ?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Irene Escolar
- Carly Janiga: American gymnast.
- Sandi Ball: YouTube Star.
- Zeph Ellis: English rapper and producer.
- Friedrich Weinreb: Dutch economist, professor of econometrics, publicist and eminent mystical scholar on the Hebrew bible and its roots in kabbalah.
- 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
- Roxette releases Roxette Look Sharp! album
- Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border.
- Britain bans broadcast interviews with Irish Republican Army members.
- South Africa anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize.
- Three Americans win Nobel Prize in physics; three West Germans win chemistry Nobel Prize.
- US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows.
- The United Kingdom bans broadcast interviews with IRA members. The BBC gets around this stricture through the use of professional actors.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- Red Red Wine '88 - UB40
- 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 #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- New Edition - You're Not My Kind Of Girl
- Don't Rock The Boat - Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini
- 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
Top #10 Latin songs
- Angela Carrasco - BOCA ROSA
- SENTADO A LA VERA DEL CAMINO - EYDIE GORME Y ROBERTO CARLOS
- Franco - MARIA
- ESTE AMOR QUE HAY QUE CALLAR - Yolandita Monge
- QUE SERA - Emmanuel
- SI EL AMOR SE VA - Roberto Carlos
- Marisela - YA NO
- MALA NOCHE NO - Veronica Castro
- HAZME TUYA UNA VEZ MAS - Isabel Pantoja
- Es un alma en pena - Lucia Mendez
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