16th of December, 1988

The 16th of December, 1988, fell on a Friday. Day 351 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 16th of December, 1988:

  • Rain Man (1988) is released in cinemas.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Mats Hummels: German soccer player.


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.

  • 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.

  • The Endangered Earth.

    "The Endangered Earth" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1988. The piece highlighted humanity's carelessness towards nature, pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer.

  • 1988 in movies.

    Movies released in 1988 included Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Coming to America, Big, Twins, Crocodile Dundee II, Die Hard, Beetlejuice, The Land Before Time and Bloodsport.

  • 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 30 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since the 16th of December, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 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).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of December, 1988, will be 30 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 598233600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of December, 1988:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th of December, 1988, 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.

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).

16th of December

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 11,320 days have passed since this date.
  • 978,048,000 seconds have passed since the 16th of December, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,141,056,000 times.
  • Since the 16th of December, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 504,672,768,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,008,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,112,128 steps. That's about 37,383 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,736,576 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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