Sunday 25 December 1988, Christmas
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marco Mengoni and Eric Gordon.
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.
Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Visiting... with Huell Howser.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943 or The Guardian Legend.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Marco Mengoni: Italian singer-songwriter.
- Eric Gordon: American basketball player.
- Joãozinho : Brazilian footballer.
- Heather Cooke: American soccer player.
- Lukas Hinds-Johnson: German rugby player.
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
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