26th of May, 1988

The 26th of May, 1988, fell on a Thursday. Day 147 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.

31 years, 10 months and 9 days have passed since the 26th of May, 1988.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of May, 1988:

  • United States: Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  • United Kingdom: With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Willow" 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 the 26th of May, 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.

  • Eurovision 1988

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 10 months and 9 days have passed since the 26th of May, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 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 the 26th of May, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • People born in 1988 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 580604400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 26th of May, 1988:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 26th of May, 1988, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 26th of May, 1988 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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 26th of May:


Weather

Weather information for the 26th of May, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 51.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 26th of May, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 26th of May, 1988 was probably conceived around the 17th of August, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 26th of May, 1988 is the 5th of March, 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.

26th of May

Events that have occurred on the 26th of May:

  • 26th of May, 1980: 2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.
  • 26th of May, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.
  • 26th of May, 2004: Porto win the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final.
  • 26th of May, 2004: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is released.
  • 26th of May, 2004: Fantasia Barrino wins Season 3 of American Idol.
  • 26th of May, 1967: The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released by The Beatles.
  • 26th of May, 1982: Football: Aston Villa win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 1-0.
  • 26th of May, 1983: Manchester United win the FA Cup final after they beat Brighton 4-0 in a replay.
  • 26th of May, 1989: Arsenal win the Football League in the final game of the season after Michael Thomas scores a late winner against Liverpool.
  • 26th of May, 1993: Menace II Society (1993) is released.
  • 26th of May, 1995: The movie Casper (1995) is released in movie theaters.
  • 26th of May, 2006: The video game "Hitman: Blood Money" is released.
  • 26th of May, 2007: Actress Lindsay Lohan is arrested for driving under the influence.
  • 26th of May, 2007: Sean Kingston releases his single "Beautiful Girls".
  • 26th of May, 2009: Mike Tyson's three-year-old daughter Exodus passes away after suffering an accident on an exercise treadmill.
  • 26th of May, 2010: Lee DeWyze wins the 9th season of American Idol.
  • 26th of May, 2010: Real Madrid sack manager Manuel Pellegrini.
  • 26th of May, 2011: Actress Lindsay Lohan receives a 120-day jail sentence for theft.
  • 26th of May, 2011: The Hangover Part II (2011) is released.
  • 26th of May, 2011: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is released.
  • 26th of May, 2011: Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of May, 1988.

  • 11,636 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,005,350,400 seconds have passed since the 26th of May, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,172,908,800 times.
  • Since the 26th of May, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 518,760,806,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,558,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,460,134 steps. That's about 38,427 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,064,205 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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