April 23rd, 1988

April 23rd, 1988, fell on a Saturday. Day 114 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.

32 years, 1 months and 11 days have passed since April 23rd, 1988.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 23rd, 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 "Beetlejuice" 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 April 23rd, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 32 years, 1 months and 11 days have passed since April 23rd, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 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 23rd, 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 577753200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 23rd, 1988:

  • 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".
  • April 12th, 1988: Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.
  • May 5th, 1988: English actor George Rose is murdered in the Dominican Republic.
  • May 8th, 1988: The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.
  • May 14th, 1988: Wimbledon win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.
  • May 14th, 1988: 27 people are killed when a drunk driver crashes into a school bus in Carrollton, Kentucky.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 23rd, 1988, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 23rd, 1988 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

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 23rd of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 23rd, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.6 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.72 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.72 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 23rd, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 23rd, 1988 was probably conceived around the 15th of July, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 23rd, 1988 is the 31st of January, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

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.
  • 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.

23rd of April

Events that have occurred on the 23rd of April:

  • April 23rd, 1616: William Shakespeare dies.
  • April 23rd, 1984: United States researchers announce their discovery of the AIDS virus.
  • April 23rd, 1985: Coca-Cola replaces its original drink with New Coke. The reaction to the recipe change is largely negative
  • April 23rd, 2005: "Me at the zoo": The first ever Youtube video is uploaded by the website's co-founder Jawed Karim.
  • April 23rd, 2007: Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin dies from congestive heart failure.
  • April 23rd, 1976: 3-year-old Sandy Davidson disappears while he is playing in the back garden of his house in Irvine, Scotland.
  • April 23rd, 2015: Sunderland player Adam Johnson is charged with child grooming and sexual activity with a child under 16.
  • April 23rd, 2019: The game Mortal Kombat 11 is released.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 23rd, 1988.

  • 11,730 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,013,472,000 seconds have passed since the April 23rd, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,182,384,000 times.
  • Since April 23rd, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 522,951,552,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,912,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,158,592 steps. That's about 38,737 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,161,664 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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