Wednesday August 31, 1988
US date format: 8/31/1988, UK date format: 31/8/1988
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Rachel Legrain-Trapani and Tanaya Henry.
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 Armalyte or Final Blow.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 31, 1988?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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- 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
- Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
- Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
- Five-day power blackout of downtown Seattle, Washington, USA begins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 31, 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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