Leap Year: 1988 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of January, 1988 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of January, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
American Format: 01-17-1988 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1988-01-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19880117" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 569376000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of January, 1988:
United States: So Emotional - Whitney Houston
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 17th 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.
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.
Weather information for the 17th of January, 1988:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 45.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 1.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 17th of January, 1988.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of January, 1988 was probably conceived around the 9th of April, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of January, 1988 is the 26th of October, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of January, 1988. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of January, 1988.
11,391 days have passed since this date.
984,182,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of January, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,148,212,800 times.
Since the 17th of January, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 507,838,118,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,030,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,639,686 steps. That's about 37,618 miles!
Since this date, 11,810,189 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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