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February 7th, 1988.

February 7th, 1988, was a Sunday. It was day 38 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 4 months and 4 days have passed since February 7th, 1988.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on February 7th, 1988?

  • Boxer Mike Tyson and and actress Robin Givens are married.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 7th, 1988.

  • United States: Need You Tonight - INXS
  • United Kingdom: I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Three Men and a Baby" was at the top of the box office on February 7th, 1988.

Take me back to February 7th, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 7th, 1988 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song Need You Tonight by INXS is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany 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 "Sherlock Holmes", "Miami Vice", "ALF" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Contra", "Maniac Mansion " and "Final Fantasy".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Cosby Show", "The Flintstone Kids", "ALF" and "DuckTales". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dungeons & Dragons, Big wheel (tricycle), Fisher-Price Little People (Farm) and Pogo ball / Lolo ball.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 7th, 1988.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1988?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Rain Man.

    Rain Man.

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

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

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

    The song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin won a Grammy for 1988's Song of the Year.

  • 1988 in movies.

    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.

  • The Endangered Earth.

    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 music.

    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.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. Although they were invented in the 1970s, they didn't reach their heyday until the 1980s. In 1986 and 1987, nearly a quarter of all beds sold were filled with water.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 33 years, 4 months and 4 days have passed since February 7th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 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 February 7th, 1988, will be 33 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1988 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 571190400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 7th, 1988.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 7th, 1988
  • February 9th, 1988: Two people are killed when a violent storm hits Ireland.
  • February 26th, 1988: The movie Hairspray (1988) is released.
  • March 8th, 1988: Super Tuesday: U.S. presidential candidate George H. W. Bush defeats Bob Dole in a number of Republican primaries.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 7th, 1988, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 7th, 1988 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • My Two Dads - Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.
  • 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 - Sitcom 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.

Kid's TV shows on February 7th, 1988.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1988.

  • The Wonder Years
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1988.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1988.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 7th, 1994 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 7th of February.

Weather on February 7th, 1988.

Historical weather information for February 7th, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 9.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -12.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 7th, 1988.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 7th, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 7th, 1988 was most likely conceived around the 30th of April, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 7th, 1988 is close to the 16th of November, 1988.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 7th, 1988.

  • A total of 12,179 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,739 weeks have passed.
  • 1,052,262,000 seconds have passed since the February 7th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,227,639,000 times.
  • Since February 7th, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 542,967,192,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,377,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,494,532 steps. That's about 40,220 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,627,144 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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