24th of August, 1988

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 24th of August, 1988, fell on a Wednesday.
  • Born on this exact date: Rupert Grint: Actor.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 29 years, 3 months and 2 days have passed since the 24th of August, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1988.
  • Day 237 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).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of August, 1988 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of August, 1988, will be 29 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-24-1988 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1988-08-24. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19880824" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 588380400.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th 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 24th of August, 1988.

  • 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

Weather information for the 24th of August, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 17.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.29cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 24th of August, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of August, 1988 was probably conceived around the 15th of November, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of August, 1988 is the 3rd of June, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 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.
  • 12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • 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.
  • 23rd of September, 1988: Dead Ringers (1988) is released.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 24th of August:

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of August:

How old was I?

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 24th 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 24th of August, 1988.

  • 10,683 days have passed since this date.
  • 923,014,800 seconds have passed since the 24th of August, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,076,850,600 times.
  • Since the 24th of August, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 476,275,636,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 153,835,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,379,273 steps. That's about 35,280 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,076,178 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Wednesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.

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