16th of December, 1988

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 16th of December, 1988, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: Rain Man (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • Born on this exact date: Mats Hummels: German soccer player.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 28 years, 11 months and 6 days have passed since the 16th of December, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1988.
  • Day 351 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 Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of December, 1988 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of December, 1988, will be 28 years of age.
  • American Format: 12-16-1988 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1988-12-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19881216" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 598233600.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of December, 1988:

  • United States: Look Away - Chicago
  • United Kingdom: Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Naked Gun" 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 16th of December, 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 16th of December, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 18.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 16th of December, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of December, 1988 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of December, 1988 is the 25th of September, 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 16th of December:

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • 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.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 - Platform video game that was published on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Final Fantasy - The first game in the Final Fantasy series.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of December:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 16th of December, 1988. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of December, 1988.

  • 10,566 days have passed since this date.
  • 912,902,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of December, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,065,052,800 times.
  • Since the 16th of December, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 471,057,638,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 152,150,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 78,509,606 steps. That's about 34,893 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,954,829 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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