The 3rd of January, 1988, fell on a Sunday. Day 3 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Jonny Evans: Soccer play.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 3rd of January, 1988:
United States: Faith - George Michael
United Kingdom: Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Three Men and a Baby" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 3rd of January, 1988.
Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Late 1980s fashion.
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.
The Endangered Earth.
"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.
1988 in movies.
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.
1988 in music.
Popular music artists in 1988 included George Michael, INXS, George Harrison, Rick Astley, Guns N' Roses, Whitney Houston, Belinda Carlisle, Tiffany and Breathe.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean?Luc Picard.
Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
ALF - About an alien called ALF.
The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Final Fantasy - The first game in the Final Fantasy series.
Mega Man - A platform game that was developed by Capcom.
Street Fighter - The first game in the Street Fighter series.
Punch-Out!! - "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" was a boxing game that was published for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Contra - A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Sequel to the original Zelda game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 3rd of January, 1988.
11,612 days have passed since this date.
1,003,273,200 seconds have passed since the 3rd of January, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,170,485,400 times.
Since the 3rd of January, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 517,688,971,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,212,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,281,495 steps. That's about 38,347 miles!
Since this date, 12,039,278 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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