12th of August, 1988

The 12th of August, 1988, fell on a Friday. Day 225 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

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

  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • United Kingdom: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Young Guns" 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 August, 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.

  • Straight Outta Compton

    West Coast Gangsta Rap is beginning to take off after NWA release their album "Straight Outta Compton" on the 8th of August, 1988.


Celebrity Birthdays

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 4 months and 2 days have passed since the 12th of August, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 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 August, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 587343600.


Around This Time...

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

  • 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.
  • 8th of August, 1988: NWA release their album Straight Outta Compton.
  • 11th of August, 1988: Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden.
  • 17th of August, 1988: President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
  • 28th of August, 1988: Ramstein Air Show Disaster: 75 people are killed at an air show in Germany when three Italian jets collide.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 12th of August, 1988, will have the star sign Leo.
  • 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 August, 1988 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Weather

Weather information for the 12th of August, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 82.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 28.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of August, 1988 was probably conceived around the 3rd of November, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of August, 1988 is the 22nd of May, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

12th of August

Events that have occurred on the 12th of August:

  • 12th of August, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • 12th of August, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • 12th of August, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • 12th of August, 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • 12th of August, 2003: Football: Manchester United sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting CP.

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.

  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 11,444 days have passed since this date.
  • 988,765,200 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,153,559,400 times.
  • Since the 12th of August, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 510,202,843,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,794,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,033,807 steps. That's about 37,793 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,865,182 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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