May 5th, 1988, fell on a Thursday. It was day 126 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 9 months and 27 days have passed since May 5th, 1988.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 5th, 1988:
English actor George Rose is murdered in the Dominican Republic.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Adele: Singer.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1988:
United States: Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
United Kingdom: Theme From S-Express - S-Express
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.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 5th, 1988 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1988 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.
In America, the song Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Theme From S-Express by S-Express is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Beetlejuice 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Knots Landing", "Miami Vice" and "21 Jump Street". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Punch-Out!!" and "Mega Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "The Flintstone Kids" and "Fireman Sam".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Dungeons & Dragons", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Popples".
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 May 5th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1988 Eurovision song contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. Switzerland win the contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi" by Celine Dion.
Basic facts and information about this date:
32 years, 9 months and 27 days have passed since May 5th, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 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 May 5th, 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 578790000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 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.
April 23rd, 1988: Soccer: Liverpool win the league after a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
April 24th, 1988: Soccer: Luton win the League Cup after a 3-2 win over Arsenal.
April 26th, 1988: The chief investigator of the Chernobyl disaster, Valery Legasov, commits suicide at his apartment.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 1988.
11,988 days have passed since this date.
1,035,766,800 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,208,394,600 times.
Since May 5th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 534,455,668,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,627,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,075,945 steps. That's about 39,589 miles!
Since this date, 12,429,202 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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