May 14th, 1988, fell on a Saturday. It was day 135 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since May 14th, 1988.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 14th, 1988:
27 people are killed when a drunk driver crashes into a school bus in Carrollton, Kentucky.
Wimbledon win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 14th, 1988:
United States: Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby
United Kingdom: Theme From S-Express - S-Express
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Friday the 13th Part VII" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 14th, 1988 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 1988 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.
In America, the song Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby 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 Friday the 13th Part VII is at the top of the Box Office.
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 "Cheers", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Golden Girls" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Street Fighter" and "Metal Gear".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Danger Mouse", "ThunderCats" and "Pingu". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Commodore 64", "Pound Puppies" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".
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 14th, 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.
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:
This date fell on a weekend.
32 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since May 14th, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 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 14th, 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 579567600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 14th, 1988:
May 5th, 1988: English actor George Rose is murdered in the Dominican Republic.
May 25th, 1988: Football: Dutch side PSV Eindhoven win the European Cup after defeating Benfica on penalties.
June 3rd, 1988: The movie Big (1988), starring Tom Hanks, is released in cinemas.
June 13th, 1988: 7-year-old Amber Swartz-Garcia is kidnapped in Pinole, California.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 14th, 1988, will have the star sign Taurus.
Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: May 14th, 1988 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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 14th of May:
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 14th, 1988.
11,780 days have passed since this date.
1,017,792,000 seconds have passed since the May 14th, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,187,424,000 times.
Since May 14th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 525,180,672,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,632,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,530,112 steps. That's about 38,902 miles!
Since this date, 12,213,504 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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