17th of October, 1988

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of October, 1988, fell on a Monday.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 29 years, 2 months and 4 days have passed since the 17th of October, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1988.
  • Day 291 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 Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of October, 1988 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of October, 1988, will be 29 years of age.
  • American Format: 10-17-1988 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1988-10-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19881017" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 593046000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of October, 1988:

  • United States: Red Red Wine - UB40
  • United Kingdom: One Moment In Time - Whitney Houston

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Accused" 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 17th of October, 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 17th of October, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.28 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 17th of October, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of October, 1988 was probably conceived around the 8th of January, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of October, 1988 is the 27th of July, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of October:

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of October:

How old was I?

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of October, 1988. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of October, 1988.

  • 10,654 days have passed since this date.
  • 920,509,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of October, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,073,927,400 times.
  • Since the 17th of October, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 474,982,747,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 153,418,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,163,791 steps. That's about 35,184 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,046,110 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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