January 22nd, 1988

January 22nd, 1988, fell on a Friday. It was day 22 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since January 22nd, 1988.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 1988:

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

Movie Box Office

Which 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 22nd, 1988 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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.

In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are currently wearing sweater dresses, short skirts, small shoulder pads, animal print, long full wool coats and bulky sweaters. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, sweatshirts, Nike Air Jordan shoes and denim. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Kate & Allie", "Who's the Boss?" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Tetris", "Contra" and "Street Fighter". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Muppet Babies", "Married... with Children" and "Adventures of the Little Koala".

Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Pound Puppies", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)".


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 22nd, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1988?

    In 1988, the best soccer players were Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Diego Maradona, Frank Rijkaard, Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko, Ronald Koeman, Lothar Matthäus, Gianluca Vialli, Franco Baresi, Jürgen Klinsmann and Oleksandr Zavarov.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1988?

    The best NBA players in 1988 were Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Akeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird.

  • 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:

  • 33 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since January 22nd, 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 22nd, 1988, will be 33 years of age.
  • People born in 1988 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 569808000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 22nd, 1988:

  • December 23rd, 1987: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) is released.
  • January 10th, 1988: NFL legend Walter Payton plays his final game.
  • January 16th, 1988: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murders 14-year-old James Edward Doxtator.
  • January 17th, 1988: The first episode of Australian soap opera Home and Away is aired.
  • This date: January 22nd, 1988
  • January 31st, 1988: The first episode of "The Wonder Years" is aired.
  • January 31st, 1988: Super Bowl XXII: The Washington Redskins defeat the Denver Broncos by 42-10 at the Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.
  • February 1st, 1988: American child actress Heather O'Rourke dies from medical complications at the age of 12.
  • February 5th, 1988: Soccer: English clubs are banned from European football for the fourth season in a row.
  • February 7th, 1988: Boxer Mike Tyson and and actress Robin Givens are married.
  • February 9th, 1988: Two people are killed when a violent storm hits Ireland.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 22nd, 1988, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 22nd, 1988 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • 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.

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
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Easy-Bake Oven

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.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 22nd of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 22nd, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.2 degrees Celsius. 1cm of snow fell. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 23.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.44 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 11.94cm.

US President

Who was the US President on January 22nd, 1988?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 1988?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 22nd, 1988 was probably conceived around the 14th of April, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 22nd, 1988 is the 31st of October, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 22nd, 1988.

  • 12,143 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,049,151,600 seconds have passed since the January 22nd, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,224,010,200 times.
  • Since January 22nd, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 541,362,225,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 174,858,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,227,038 steps. That's about 40,101 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,589,819 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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