Wednesday December 28, 1988
US date format: 12/28/1988, UK date format: 28/12/1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 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 Florrie and Laganja Estranja.
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 Chelnov or Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 28, 1988?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- John Tarrant, 1st Aust born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
- US second Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism.
- Hal Ashby: Academy-award winning director, dies of...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 28, 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
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 28If December 28, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 8 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 7 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?