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February 24th, 1988.

February 24th, 1988, was a Wednesday. It was day 55 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 2 months and 10 days have passed since February 24th, 1988.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 24th, 1988.

  • United States: Seasons Change - Expose
  • United Kingdom: I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Three Men and a Baby" was at the top of the box office on February 24th, 1988.

Take me back to February 24th, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 24th, 1988 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song Seasons Change by Expose is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue 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 "Columbo.", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Punky Brewster" and "The Golden Girls".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Street Fighter" and "Maniac Mansion ". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heathcliff", "The Cosby Show", "The Care Bears" and "Jem and the Holograms". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dungeons & Dragons, the Commodore 64, Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Micro Machines.

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 24th, 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 10 days have passed since February 24th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 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 24th, 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 572659200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 24th, 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.
  • This date: February 24th, 1988
  • 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.
  • March 13th, 1988: Adult film actor John C. Holmes passes away due to AIDS.
  • March 15th, 1988: Russian Major General Dmitri Polyakov is executed for spying for the United States.
  • March 16th, 1988: Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • March 16th, 1988: The Milltown Cemetery attack occurs when loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners at an IRA funeral.
  • March 19th, 1988: Corporals killings: Two British Army corporals are abducted and shot dead by Irish republicans.
  • March 20th, 1988: Soccer: Everton bring an end to Liverpool's unbeaten season with a 1-0 win.
  • March 22nd, 1988: Soccer: John Hollins resigns as the manager of Chelsea.
  • March 24th, 1988: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murders 22-year-old Richard Guerrero.
  • March 25th, 1988: Thousands of people demonstrate against the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

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 24th, 1988, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 24th, 1988 falls under the Wolf.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on February 24th, 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).
  • 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 notable people who were born on the 24th of February.

Weather on February 24th, 1988.

Historical weather information for February 24th, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 23.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.56 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.22 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 24th, 1988.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 24th, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 24th, 1988 was most likely conceived around the 17th of May, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 24th, 1988 is close to the 3rd of December, 1988.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 24th, 1988.

  • A total of 12,125 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,732 weeks have passed.
  • 1,047,596,400 seconds have passed since the February 24th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,222,195,800 times.
  • Since February 24th, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 540,559,742,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 174,599,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,093,290 steps. That's about 40,041 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,571,157 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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