Saturday December 31, 1988, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1988, UK date format: 31/12/1988
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Valentin Montand and Valentin Livi.
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 Final Flight by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fauji.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Climber 2 or Famicom Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1988?
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 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
Sport Games on December 31, 1988
- Philadelphia Eagles - Chicago Bears : 12 - 20
- Seattle Seahawks - Cincinnati Bengals : 13 - 21
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?