Leap Year: 1988 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date 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 20th of August, 1988 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 20th of August, 1988, will be 30 years of age.
American Format: 08-20-1988 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1988-08-20. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19880820" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 588034800.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th 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 20th of August, 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.
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.
Weather information for the 20th of August, 1988:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.9 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 64.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.89 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
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Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 20th of August, 1988. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 20th of August, 1988. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of August, 1988.
11,287 days have passed since this date.
975,196,800 seconds have passed since the 20th of August, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,137,729,600 times.
Since the 20th of August, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 503,201,548,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,532,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,866,925 steps. That's about 37,274 miles!
Since this date, 11,702,362 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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