12th of April, 1988

The 12th of April, 1988, fell on a Tuesday. Day 103 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 12th of April, 1988:

  • Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of April, 1988:

  • United States: Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
  • United Kingdom: Heart - Pet Shop Boys

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Biloxi Blues" 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 12th of April, 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.

  • 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of April:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since the 12th of April, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 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).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of April, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 576802800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 12th of April, 1988:

  • 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.
  • 25th of March, 1988: Thousands of people demonstrate against the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • 27th of March, 1988: WrestleMania IV: "Macho Man" Randy Savage defeats "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • 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.
  • 8th of May, 1988: The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 12th of April, 1988, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of April, 1988 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Weather

Weather information for the 12th of April, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 49.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 12th of April, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of April, 1988 was probably conceived around the 4th of July, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of April, 1988 is the 20th of January, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

12th of April

Events that have occurred on the 12th of April:


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).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of April, 1988.

  • 11,570 days have passed since this date.
  • 999,651,600 seconds have passed since the 12th of April, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,166,260,200 times.
  • Since the 12th of April, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 515,820,225,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 166,608,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,970,038 steps. That's about 38,209 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,995,819 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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