Thursday March 24, 1988
US date format: 3/24/1988, UK date format: 24/3/1988
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 24, 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 Jean-Guillaume Béatrix and Finn Jones.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson.
In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits.
Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Inheritance by Judith Michael 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 Gemstone IV or 5th Gear.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 24, 1988?
- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
- Gospel at Colonus opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 performances
- Quarterback Dan Fouts retires.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 24, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
- Richard Marx - Endless Summer Nights
- Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
- Debbie Gibson - Out Of The Blue
- Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
- Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak
- Keith Sweat - I Want Her
- George Michael - Father Figure
- The Jets - Rocket 2 U
- Def Leppard - Hysteria
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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