October 30th, 1988, fell on a Sunday. It was day 304 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since October 30th, 1988.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 30th, 1988:
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The date is October 30th, 1988 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1988 is just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties.
In America, the song A Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Halloween 4 is at the top of the Box Office.
In fashion, women are currently wearing sweater dresses, short skirts, small shoulder pads, animal print, long full wool coats and bulky sweaters. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, sweatshirts, Nike Air Jordan shoes and denim. It's 1988, so the airwaves are being dominated by music artists such as Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin, the Pet Shop Boys, Belinda Carlisle and Rick Astley. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Equalizer", "ALF" and "The Wonder Years".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Maniac Mansion ", "Mega Man" and "Altered Beast". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "The Real Ghostbusters", "Married... with Children" and "Garfield and Friends". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Commodore 64" and "Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)".
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During this period, the mini skirt became extremely popular. Shoulder pads became increasingly smaller. Popular clothing included reversible inside-out coats, bright-colored shoes with thin heels, berets, lacy gloves, rugby sweatshirts, sweater dresses, jumpsuits, capri leggings, bike shorts and skirts worn with leggings. Colors included neon hues, plum, gold, and bright wines.
Popular music artists in 1988 included George Michael, INXS, George Harrison, Rick Astley, Guns N' Roses, Whitney Houston, Belinda Carlisle, Tiffany and Breathe.
"The Endangered Earth" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1988. The piece highlighted humanity's carelessness towards nature, pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer.
Movies released in 1988 included Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Coming to America, Big, Twins, Crocodile Dundee II, Die Hard, Beetlejuice, The Land Before Time and Bloodsport.
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin would go on to win a Grammy for 1988's Song of the Year.
"Rain Man" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1988.
West Coast Gangsta Rap is beginning to take off after NWA release their album "Straight Outta Compton" on the 8th of August, 1988.
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"Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "DuckTales" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "21 Jump Street" - "Married... with Children" - "ALF" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "The Flintstone Kids" - "Pingu" - "Jem and the Holograms" - "Growing Pains" - "The Care Bears" - "ThunderCats" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "Danger Mouse" - "The Smurfs" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show"
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