Tuesday February 23, 1988
US date format: 2/23/1988, UK date format: 23/2/1988
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 23, 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 Anne-Sophie Barthet and Nicolás Gaitán.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Father Figure by George Michael.
In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits.
Le petit amour, directed by Agnès Varda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abracadabra or Capcom Bowling.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 23, 1988?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
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- 15th Winter Olympic games opens in Calgary, Alberta
- Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights and play up to 18 night games
- Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3km (4:11.94).
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 23, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - Father Figure
- Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done To Deserve This
- Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind
- Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
- Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
- Expose - Seasons Change
- Foreigner - Say You Will
- Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak
- Paul Carrack - Don't Shed A Tear
- Gloria Estefan - Can't Stay Away From You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Pebbles - Girlfriend
- Stevie Wonder - You Will Know
- Jody Watley - Some Kind Of Lover
- Angela Winbush - Run To Me
- Alexander O'Neal Featuring Cherrelle - Never Knew Love Like This
- The Deele - Two Occasions
- Keith Sweat - I Want Her
- M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume
- Chris Jasper - Superbad
- Shanice Wilson - No 1/2 Steppin'
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 23If February 23, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 6 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 4 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?