January 19th, 1988

January 19th, 1988, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 19 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since January 19th, 1988.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 19th, 1988:

  • United States: Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
  • United Kingdom: Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Three Men and a Baby" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 19th, 1988 and it's a Tuesday. In America, the song Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Three Men and a Baby is at the top of the Box Office. It's 1988, so the airwaves are being dominated by music artists such as Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin, the Pet Shop Boys, Belinda Carlisle and Rick Astley. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Knots Landing", "The Smurfs" and "The Golden Girls".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Contra" and "Street Fighter". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "Danger Mouse", "Heathcliff" and "Growing Pains". Popular toys include the likes of "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Commodore 64", "Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)" and "Jenga".


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 January 19th, 1988.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • 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.

  • Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

    "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin would go on to win a Grammy for 1988's Song of the Year.

  • 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.

  • Rain Man

    "Rain Man" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1988.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since January 19th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 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 January 19th, 1988, will be 32 years of age.
  • People born in 1988 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 569548800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 19th, 1988:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 19th, 1988, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 19th, 1988 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.
  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

1988 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1988.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "DuckTales" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "21 Jump Street" - "Married... with Children" - "ALF" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "The Flintstone Kids" - "Pingu" - "Jem and the Holograms" - "Growing Pains" - "The Care Bears" - "ThunderCats" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Heathcliff" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "Danger Mouse" - "The Smurfs" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show"


1988 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1988:

  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
  • Popples
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 19th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 19th, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 19th, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 19th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 11th of April, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 19th, 1988 is the 28th of October, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Metal Gear - Released on the NES in North America.
  • Final Fantasy - The first game in the Final Fantasy series.
  • Mega Man - A platform game that was developed by Capcom.
  • Maniac Mansion - Graphic adventure game.
  • Street Fighter - The first game in the Street Fighter series.
  • Punch-Out!! - "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" was a boxing game that was published for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
  • Contra - A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing game.
  • Tetris - Tile-matching puzzle video game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 19th, 1988.

  • 11,886 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,026,946,800 seconds have passed since the January 19th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,198,104,600 times.
  • Since January 19th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 529,904,548,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,157,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,317,425 steps. That's about 39,252 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,323,362 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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