Monday December 26, 1988
US date format: 12/26/1988, UK date format: 26/12/1988
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 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 Julianna White and Kayo Satoh.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison.
In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits.
War Requiem, directed by Derek Jarman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Alaska by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fauji.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Haunted Castle or Exile.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 26, 1988?
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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- Legs Diamond opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
- Anti African student rebellion in China PR
- John Loder: Actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26, 1988?
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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 songs in the UK
- Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
- Kylie & Jason - Especially For You
- Erasure - Crackers International (EP)
- Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
- Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
- Krush - House Arrest
- Mike & The Mechanics - The Living Years
- Morris Minor & The Majors - Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime)
- Cher - I Found Someone
- Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Sport Games on December 26, 1988
- Los Angeles Rams - Minnesota Vikings : 17 - 28
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