26th of February, 1988

The 26th of February, 1988, fell on a Friday. Day 57 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.

31 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since the 26th of February, 1988.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 26th of February, 1988:

  • The movie Hairspray (1988) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of February, 1988:

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

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.

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 26th of February, 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.

  • Kids' TV - 1988.

    Children in 1988 would have been watching TV shows such as ALF, The Smurfs, Garfield and Friends The Cosby Show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Growing Pains.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since the 26th of February, 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 the 26th of February, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • People born in 1988 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 572832000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 26th of February, 1988:

  • 31st of January, 1988: The first episode of "The Wonder Years" is aired.
  • 31st of January, 1988: Super Bowl XXII: The Washington Redskins defeat the Denver Broncos by 42-10 at the Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.
  • 7th of February, 1988: Boxer Mike Tyson and and actress Robin Givens are married.
  • 9th of February, 1988: Two people are killed when a violent storm hits Ireland.
  • 8th of March, 1988: Super Tuesday: U.S. presidential candidate George H. W. Bush defeats Bob Dole in a number of Republican primaries.
  • 13th of March, 1988: Adult film actor John C. Holmes passes away due to AIDS.
  • 15th of March, 1988: Russian Major General Dmitri Polyakov is executed for spying for the United States.
  • 16th of March, 1988: Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • 16th of March, 1988: The Milltown Cemetery attack occurs when loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners at an IRA funeral.
  • 19th of March, 1988: Corporals killings: Two British Army corporals are abducted and shot dead by Irish republicans.
  • 25th of March, 1988: Thousands of people demonstrate against the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • 27th of March, 1988: WrestleMania IV: "Macho Man" Randy Savage defeats "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 26th of February, 1988, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 26th of February, 1988 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television

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

  • 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.
  • 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" - "DuckTales" - "Pingu" - "The Care Bears" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Smurfs"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of February:


Weather

Weather information for the 26th of February, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.9 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 21.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 1.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 26th of February, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 26th of February, 1988 was probably conceived around the 19th of May, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 26th of February, 1988 is the 5th of December, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

26th of February

Events that have occurred on the 26th of February:


Computer 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.
  • 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).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of February, 1988.

  • 11,680 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,009,152,000 seconds have passed since the 26th of February, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,177,344,000 times.
  • Since the 26th of February, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 520,722,432,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,192,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,787,072 steps. That's about 38,572 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,109,824 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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