8th of May, 1988

The 8th of May, 1988, fell on a Sunday. Day 129 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of May, 1988:

  • The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of May, 1988:

  • United States: Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: Theme From S-Express - S-Express

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Colors" 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 8th of May, 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.

  • Eurovision 1988

    The 1988 Eurovision song contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. Switzerland win the contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi" by Celine Dion.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 31 years, 7 months and 5 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 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 8th of May, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 579049200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of May, 1988:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of May, 1988, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 1988 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for the 8th of May, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 20.07cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 1988 was probably conceived around the 30th of July, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 1988 is the 15th of February, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

8th of May

Events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.
  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • 8th of May, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2013: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.

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).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 1988.

  • 11,539 days have passed since this date.
  • 996,973,200 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,163,135,400 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 514,438,171,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 166,162,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,739,695 steps. That's about 38,107 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,963,678 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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