March 8th, 1988

March 8th, 1988, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 68 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 4 months and 6 days have passed since March 8th, 1988.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 8th, 1988:

  • Super Tuesday: U.S. presidential candidate George H. W. Bush defeats Bob Dole in a number of Republican primaries.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 8th, 1988:

  • United States: Father Figure - George Michael
  • 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.

Take Me Back!

The date is March 8th, 1988 and it's a Tuesday. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer. In America, the song Father Figure by George Michael 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. 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 "Kate & Allie", "Punky Brewster", "Matlock" and "Full House". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Mega Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Flintstone Kids", "Fireman Sam" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

Popular toys include the likes of "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball", "Sylvanian Families" and "Micro Machines".


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 March 8th, 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, 4 months and 6 days have passed since March 8th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 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 March 8th, 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 573782400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 8th, 1988:

  • 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.
  • February 26th, 1988: The movie Hairspray (1988) is released.
  • 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 25th, 1988: Thousands of people demonstrate against the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • March 27th, 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.
  • March 29th, 1988: South African anti-apartheid political activist Dulcie September is assassinated in Paris.
  • March 30th, 1988: Beetlejuice (1988) is released in movie theaters.
  • April 5th, 1988: Tracy Chapman releases her self-titled album "Tracy Chapman".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 8th, 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: March 8th, 1988 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

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.

"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"


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 8th of March:


Weather

Weather information for March 8th, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 37.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 8th, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 8th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 30th of May, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1988 is the 16th of December, 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).
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 8th, 1988.

  • 11,817 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,020,985,200 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,191,149,400 times.
  • Since March 8th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 526,828,363,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,164,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,804,727 steps. That's about 39,024 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,251,822 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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