April 13th, 1988, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 104 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since April 13th, 1988.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 13th, 1988:
United States: Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
United Kingdom: Heart - Pet Shop Boys
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Biloxi Blues" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 13th, 1988 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1988 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.
In America, the song Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Heart by Pet Shop Boys is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Biloxi Blues 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "The Equalizer", "ALF" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Punch-Out!!" and "Maniac Mansion
". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Jem and the Holograms", "The Flintstone Kids" and "The Wonder Years".
Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "Commodore 64" 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 April 13th, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
32 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since April 13th, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 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 April 13th, 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 576889200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around April 13th, 1988:
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.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 13th, 1988?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 13th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 5th of July, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 13th, 1988 is the 21st of January, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 13th, 1988.
11,968 days have passed since this date.
1,034,038,800 seconds have passed since the April 13th, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,206,378,600 times.
Since April 13th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 533,564,020,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,339,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,927,337 steps. That's about 39,523 miles!
Since this date, 12,408,466 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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