Wednesday October 26, 1988
US date format: 10/26/1988, UK date format: 26/10/1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Greg Zuerlein .
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins.
In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
They Live, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Prime Time by Joan Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Emlyn Hughes International Soccer or John Madden Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 26, 1988?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
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- Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
- US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, Alaska
- The Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette reaches a top speed of 254.76 MPH at the Transportation Research Center in Ohio. making it the fastest street car.
- Greg Zuerlein: American figure skater.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 26, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
- The Beach Boys - Kokomo
- The Escape Club - Wild, Wild West
- UB40 - Red Red Wine '88
- Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
- Steve Winwood - Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
- Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion
- INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
- Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time
- Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- Luther Vandross - Any Love
- New Edition - You're Not My Kind Of Girl
- Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini - Don't Rock The Boat
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Cheryl Pepsii Riley - Thanks For My Child
- Al B. Sure! - Rescue Me
- Ready For The World - My Girly
- Vanessa Williams - (He's Got) The Look
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?