May 5th, 1988, was a Thursday. It was day 126 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years and 14 days have passed since May 5th, 1988.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
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The movie "Beetlejuice" was at the top of the box office on May 5th, 1988.
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The 1988 Eurovision song contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. Switzerland win the contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi" by Celine Dion.
Popular music artists in 1988 included George Michael, INXS, George Harrison, Rick Astley, Guns N' Roses, Whitney Houston, Belinda Carlisle, Tiffany and Breathe.
The best NBA players in 1988 were Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Akeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird.
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.
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.
"Rain Man" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1988.
"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.
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin would go on to win a Grammy for 1988's Song of the Year.
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.
During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.
Between the September, 1980, and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
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Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 5th, 1988.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1988.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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