March 19th, 1988, fell on a Saturday. Day 79 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.
32 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since March 19th, 1988.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 19th, 1988:
Corporals killings: Two British Army corporals are abducted and shot dead by Irish republicans.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 19th, 1988:
United States: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
United Kingdom: I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Police Academy 5" 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 March 19th, 1988.
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" 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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
32 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since March 19th, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 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 19th, 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 574732800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around March 19th, 1988:
April 5th, 1988: Tracy Chapman releases her self-titled album "Tracy Chapman".
April 12th, 1988: Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 19th, 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 19th, 1988 falls under the Wolf.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
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:
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 19th of March:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 19th, 1988.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on March 19th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 10th of June, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 19th, 1988 is the 27th of December, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
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.
- 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.
19th of March
Events that have occurred on the 19th of March:
March 19th, 1966: Racial segregation in sports in the USA starts to become a thing of the past when The Texas Western Miners defeat an all-white Kentucky Wildcats team with five African-American starters.
March 19th, 2005: The body of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford is found in Homosassa, Florida.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 19th, 1988.
11,768 days have passed since this date.
1,016,751,600 seconds have passed since the March 19th, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,186,210,200 times.
Since March 19th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 524,643,825,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,458,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,440,638 steps. That's about 38,863 miles!
Since this date, 12,201,019 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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