Saturday October 29, 1988
US date format: 10/29/1988, UK date format: 29/10/1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 29, 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 Sam Hutsby .
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 Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavy Unit or Gold Rush!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 29, 1988?
- St. Terence of Metz
- Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
- Anglican Church - James Hannington
- St. Zenobius
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- Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
- Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)
- 2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics.
- China announces a herbal male contraceptive.
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- Sam Hutsby: English golfer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 29, 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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