18th of March, 1988

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 18th of March, 1988, fell on a Friday.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 29 years, 8 months and 4 days have passed since the 18th of March, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1988.
  • Day 78 of 1988.
  • 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 Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 18th of March, 1988 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 18th of March, 1988, will be 29 years of age.
  • American Format: 03-18-1988 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1988-03-18. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19880318" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 574646400.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th of March, 1988:

  • United States: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
  • United Kingdom: I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Police Academy 5" 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 18th of March, 1988.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    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.

Weather

Weather information for the 18th of March, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 29.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.67 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 18th of March, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 18th of March, 1988 was probably conceived around the 9th of June, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 18th of March, 1988 is the 26th of December, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 26th of February, 1988: The movie Hairspray (1988) is released.
  • 8th of March, 1988: Super Tuesday: U.S. presidential candidate George H. W. Bush defeats Bob Dole in a number of Republican primaries.
  • 16th of March, 1988: Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • 16th of March, 1988: The Milltown Cemetery attack occurs when loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners at an IRA funeral.
  • 19th of March, 1988: Corporals killings: Two British Army corporals are abducted and shot dead by Irish republicans.
  • 29th of March, 1988: South African anti-apartheid political activist Dulcie September is assassinated in Paris.
  • 30th of March, 1988: Beetlejuice (1988) is released in movie theaters.
  • 12th of April, 1988: Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 18th of March:

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • 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.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Metal Gear - Released on the NES in North America.
  • 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).

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of March:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 18th of March, 1988. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 18th of March, 1988.

  • 10,838 days have passed since this date.
  • 936,403,200 seconds have passed since the 18th of March, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,092,470,400 times.
  • Since the 18th of March, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 483,184,051,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 156,067,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,530,675 steps. That's about 35,791 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,236,838 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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