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 30 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.
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.
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 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.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of October, 1988.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 17th of October, 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 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.
11,175 days have passed since this date.
965,520,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of October, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,126,440,000 times.
Since the 17th of October, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 498,208,320,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,920,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,034,720 steps. That's about 36,904 miles!
Since this date, 11,586,240 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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