Saturday 24 December 1988, Christmas Eve
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stefanos Athanasiadis and Emre Özkan.
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 Anything For Billy by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bottom Line.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abrams Battle Tank or Hundra.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 24 December 1988
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1988 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Sport Games on 24 December 1988
- Houston Oilers - Cleveland Browns : 24 - 23
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1988 ?
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 #10 R&B songs
Top #10 Latin songs
- Rocio Durcal - Como Tu Mujer
- SI EL AMOR SE VA - Roberto Carlos
- Angela Carrasco - BOCA ROSA
- Eydie Gorme - DE CORAZON A CORAZON
- NO ME HABLEN DE EL - Lucerito
- TU PRESA FACIL - Los Yonic's
- MARACAS - ALBERTO VASQUEZ/JOAN SEBASTIAN
- PEGADO AL TELEFONO - Jorge Muniz
- EL QUE JUEGA CON FUEGO - Lupita D'Alessio
- Tatiana - UN LOBO EN LA NOCHE
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Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?