Tuesday 24 May 1988
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Monica Lin Brown and Billy Gilman.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael.
In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while The Power Game by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The D Generation Goes Commercial.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blaster Master or Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1988 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Monica Lin Brown: American soldier.
- Billy Gilman: American singer.
- Artem Anisimov: Russian ice hockey player.
- Monica Brown: American sergeant.
- Kimberley Crossman: New Zealand actress and dancer.
- James "Hamish" Hamilton: British publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at age 87.
- Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe.
- John Moschitta sets record for fast talking: 586 words per minute.
- Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1988 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - One More Try
- Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
- Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
- Samantha Fox - Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
- Foreigner - I Don't Want To Live Without You
- Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Everything Your Heart Desires
- Rick Astley - Together Forever (Remix)
- White Lion - Wait
- Brenda Russell - Piano In The Dark
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