Saturday 23 April 1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Prince Buaben and Molly Burnett.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston.
In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Trial Of Socrates by I. F. Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching City Hunter 2.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 Dream or Ninja Gaiden.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1988 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Prince Buaben: Ghanaian football player.
- Molly Burnett: Soap Opera Actress.
- Victor Anichebe: Nigerian footballer.
- Buaben: Ghanaian footballer.
- Steph Houghton: English footballer.
- Erica Mer: American actress.
- Carla Quevedo: Argentine actress
- Signe Ronka: Canadian figure skater and actress
- Lenka Wienerová: Slovak tennis player
- Michael Arthur: Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies (born 1904).
- Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hours or less
- Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25km (1:29:30)/30km (1:47:06).
- US Federal smoking ban begins during domestic airline flights of two hours or less.
- A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft 74 miles.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go
- INXS - Devil Inside
- Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
- Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
- Pebbles - Girlfriend
- Aerosmith - Angel
- Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There
- Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
- Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac
- Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love
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