Thursday October 20, 1988
US date format: 10/20/1988, UK date format: 20/10/1988
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 20, 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 Candice Swanepoel and ASAP Ferg.
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 Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cybernoid II: The Revenge or Galactic Protector.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 20, 1988?
- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Dodgers win World Series, LA 1st to have both NBA and baseball champs as LA beats Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 1 in 85th World Series
- LA Dodgers beat Oakland Athletics in World Series 4 games to 1
- Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on Irish Republican Army.
- Gastineau sacks New York Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons".
- See more
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 20, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- UB40 - Red Red Wine '88
- 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 #5 songs in the UK
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
- Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini - Don't Rock The Boat
- 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
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 20If October 20, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 22 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 20, 1988?
On October 20, 1988 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is October 20, 1988?
On October 20, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 20, 1988?
On October 20, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 20, 1988?
On October 20, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 20, 1988?
On October 20, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 20, 1988?
On October 20, 1988 several famous people were born including, Candice Swanepoel, ASAP Ferg, Francis Boulle.
What was the number one song in October 20, 1988?
The number one song in the week of October 20, 1988 was Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.
What were the top hits on October 20, 1988?
The top hits on October 20, 1988 were Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins, Red Red Wine '88 by UB40, What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) by Information Society in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Desire by U2, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies in UK.