The 14th of May, 1988, fell on a Saturday. Day 135 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.
31 years, 8 months and 10 days have passed since the 14th of May, 1988.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 14th of May, 1988:
27 people are killed when a drunk driver crashes into a school bus in Carrollton, Kentucky.
Wimbledon win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 14th of May, 1988:
United States: Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby
United Kingdom: Theme From S-Express - S-Express
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Friday the 13th Part VII" 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 14th of May, 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.
Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin would go on to win a Grammy for 1988's Song of the Year.
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.
"Rain Man" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1988.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 14th of May:
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.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 14th of May, 1988.
11,575 days have passed since this date.
1,000,083,600 seconds have passed since the 14th of May, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,166,764,200 times.
Since the 14th of May, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 516,043,137,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 166,680,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,007,190 steps. That's about 38,225 miles!
Since this date, 12,001,003 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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