Today is my birthday. It is not a special birthday with a zero on the end (that was last year) but it is twenty five years since I left school (and the first time that anyone took GCSE's).
So, in the year that Alexandra Burke, Jessie J, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah and Tulisa Contostavlos were born
and in the year that Kenneth Williams, Percy Thrower Roy Kinnear, Roy Orbison and Russell Harty died
all of this was happening.
Films I watched were...
The Accused, Big, Moonwalker, Rainman, Young Guns
Music I was listening to was...
Blue Monday by New Order, Faith by George Michael, Need You Tonight by INXS, Sign Your Name by Terence Trent d'Arby, The Only Way Is Up by Yazz and the Plastic Population
The TV programmes I was watching were...
Neighbours (because it moved to the 5.25pm tea time slot), Red Dwarf, Roseanne, This Morning (with Richard and Judy), The Wonder Years
In the news...
Edwina Currie caused havoc by stating the most eggs were infected with solmonella, Paul Gascoine became the first £2million footballer by leaving Newcastle United to join Tottenham Hotspur, The Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie killing 270 people, the North Sea oil platform, Piper Alpha was destroyed in an explosion and Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century.
Tales Of The Unexpected and Crossroads ended, the pound note ceased to be legal tender, A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking was published, Ben Johnson ran a drug-assisted 100m in 9.79 seconds and, on the same day, Carl Lewis ran the 100m in 9.92 seconds.
What were you doing in 1988?