Tuesday August 30, 1988
US date format: 8/30/1988, UK date format: 30/8/1988
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 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 Ernests Gulbis and Michael Cavanaugh (''StrongSide'').
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael.
In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits.
Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988
while Doctors by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching First Impressions.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hidden Agenda or Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 30, 1988?
- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
- Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
- Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
- Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 30, 1988?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - Monkey
- Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
- Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
- Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
- Chicago - I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- Huey Lewis & The News - Perfect World
- Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
- Van Halen - When It's Love
- New Edition - If It Isn't Love
- Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Freddie Jackson - Nice 'N' Slow
- Keith Sweat (Duet With Jacci McGhee) - Make It Last Forever
- Loose Ends - Watching You
- Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me
- Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day
- Shirley Murdock - Husband
- Salt-N-Pepa Featuring E.U. - Shake Your Thang
- Gregory Hines - That Girl Wants To Dance With Me
- George Michael - Monkey
- Pebbles - Take Your Time
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 30, 1988?
On August 30, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is August 30, 1988?
On August 30, 1988 the zodiac sign was Virgo.
Who was the US President on August 30, 1988?
On August 30, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 30, 1988?
On August 30, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 30, 1988?
On August 30, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 30, 1988?
On August 30, 1988 several famous people were born including, Ernests Gulbis, Laura Poldvere, Michael Cavanaugh (''StrongSide'').
What was the number one song in August 30, 1988?
The number one song in the week of August 30, 1988 was Monkey by George Michael in US and Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in UK.
What were the top hits on August 30, 1988?
The top hits on August 30, 1988 were Monkey by George Michael, Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses, Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer in US and Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies, Teardrops by Womack & Womack in UK.