5th of July, 1988

The 5th of July, 1988, fell on a Tuesday. Day 187 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of July, 1988:

  • United States: Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: I Owe You Nothing - Bros

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" 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 5th of July, 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 5th of July:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since the 5th of July, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 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 5th of July, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 584060400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of July, 1988:

  • 22nd of June, 1988: The film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is released.
  • 29th of June, 1988: The movie Coming to America (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • 3rd of July, 1988: Iran Air Flight 655 is erroneously shot down by the USS Vincennes. 290 people are killed.
  • 15th of July, 1988: The movie Die Hard (1988) is released.
  • 25th of July, 1988: American child actress Judith Barsi is shot and killed by her father. Judith was best-known for voicing the character Ducky in The Land Before Time.
  • 29th of July, 1988: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of July, 1988, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of July, 1988 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Weather

Weather information for the 5th of July, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 77.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 25.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.72 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 5th of July, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of July, 1988 was probably conceived around the 26th of September, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of July, 1988 is the 14th of April, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

5th of July

Events that have occurred on the 5th of July:


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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 5th of July, 1988.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of July, 1988.

  • 11,428 days have passed since this date.
  • 987,379,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of July, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,151,942,400 times.
  • Since the 5th of July, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 509,487,667,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,563,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,914,611 steps. That's about 37,740 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,848,550 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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