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June 24th, 1988.

June 24th, 1988, was a Friday. It was day 176 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since June 24th, 1988.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 24th, 1988.

  • United States: Together Forever - Rick Astley
  • United Kingdom: Doctorin' The Tardis - Timelords

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 24th, 1988.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Together Forever - Rick Astley
  • One More Try - George Michael
  • Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
  • Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
  • Make It Real - The Jets
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was at the top of the box office on June 24th, 1988.

Take me back to June 24th, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 24th, 1988 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Together Forever by Rick Astley is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Doctorin' The Tardis by Timelords is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Judith Barsi, Roy Orbison, Sugar Ray Robinson and Ruhollah Khomeini would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "Murder, She Wrote", "Charles in Charge" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Platoon", "Maniac Mansion ", "Mega Man" and "Final Fantasy". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Heathcliff", "Snorks" and "The World of David the Gnome". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Operation, Sylvanian Families, Laser Tag and Micro Machines.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 24th, 1988.

  • The kidnapping of Amber Swartz-Garcia.

    The kidnapping of Amber Swartz-Garcia.

    On June 13th, 1988, 7-year-old Amber Swartz–Garcia was kidnapped while she playing jump rope outside of her home in Pinole, California. No trace of Amber has been found since. Although authorities announced that convicted murderer Curtis Dean Anderson was behind the crime, the case was reopened in 2013.

  • UEFA Euro 1988.

    UEFA Euro 1988.

    The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship was being held in West Germany during this time. The Netherlands went on to win the competition by defeating The Soviet Union 2-0 in the final.

  • The film "Big" is playing in movie theaters.

    The film "Big" is playing in movie theaters.

    The comedy film "Big", starring Tom Hanks, was being shown in movie theaters at this time.

  • 1988 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1988?

    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 movies.

    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 football players 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.

  • Rain Man.

    Rain Man.

    "Rain Man" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1988.

  • The Endangered Earth.

    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.

  • Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

    Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

    The song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin won a Grammy for 1988's Song of the Year.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. Although they were invented in the 1970s, they didn't reach their heyday until the 1980s. In 1986 and 1987, nearly a quarter of all beds sold were filled with water.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    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.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 33 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since June 24th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 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 June 24th, 1988, will be 33 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1988 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 583110000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 24th, 1988.

  • May 25th, 1988: Rambo III (1988) is released.
  • 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.
  • June 15th, 1988: A woman sues musician Chuck Berry for $5 million after claiming that he punched her in the face in December, 1987.
  • June 20th, 1988: "The Price Is Right" model Janice Pennington is knocked unconscious by a studio camera.
  • June 21st, 1988: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1988 NBA Finals after they defeat the Detroit Pistons 4-3.
  • June 22nd, 1988: The film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is released.
  • This date: June 24th, 1988
  • June 25th, 1988: The Netherlands win the UEFA Euro 1988 Final with a 2-0 victory over the Soviet Union.
  • June 27th, 1988: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Michael Spinks in 91 seconds at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • June 29th, 1988: The movie Coming to America (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • June 29th, 1988: A violent dispute occurs between Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda Harvey after she discovers him cheating on her.
  • July 3rd, 1988: 290 people are killed after Iran Air Flight 655 is erroneously shot down by the USS Vincennes.
  • July 6th, 1988: 167 people are killed after an oil platform called the Piper Alpha is destroyed by explosions and fires in the North Sea.
  • July 15th, 1988: The movie Die Hard (1988) is released.
  • July 18th, 1988: German singer Nico (Christa Päffgen) dies following a cycling accident in Ibiza.
  • July 20th, 1988: Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis is selected as the Democratic Party nominee for the 1988 US presidential election.
  • July 22nd, 1988: The trial of "Night Stalker" serial killer Richard Ramirez begins.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 24th, 1988, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually .
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 24th, 1988 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from June, 1988.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

My Two Dads
My Two Dads
Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

Cars in 1988.

1988 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Reatta, the Ford Probe, the Opel Vectra, the Honda Concerto, the Audi V8 and the Volkswagen Passat B3.

Cars in 1988.

Kids' TV shows on June 24th, 1988.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1988.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

The World of David the Gnome
The World of David the Gnome

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

DuckTales
DuckTales

BraveStarr
BraveStarr

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

ALF
ALF

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

The Flintstone Kids
The Flintstone Kids

Pingu
Pingu

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Popular toys and games in 1988.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1988.

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)

Popples
Popples

Fluppy Dogs
Fluppy Dogs

Laser Tag
Laser Tag

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Metal Gear 1988
Metal Gear
Released on the NES in North America.

Final Fantasy 1987
Final Fantasy
The first game in the Final Fantasy series.

Mega Man 1987
Mega Man
A platform game that was developed by Capcom.

Maniac Mansion
 1987
Maniac Mansion
Graphic adventure game.

Platoon 1987
Platoon
Action game that was based on the film of the same name.

Top Gun 1987
Top Gun
Released for the NES.

Street Fighter 1987
Street Fighter
The first game in the Street Fighter series.

Metroid 1987
Metroid
Action-adventure game that was released for the NES.

Double Dragon 1987
Double Dragon
Beat-em up game.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Role-playing game.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1988.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 24th, 1994 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 24th.

Charles Whitman

Mass murderer. Deceased
Born on June 24th, 1941
He was not alive on this date.

Mick Fleetwood

British musician.
Born on June 24th, 1947
He turned 41 on this day in 1988.

Solange Knowles

Singer.
Born on June 24th, 1986
She turned 2 on this day in 1988.

Lionel Messi

Argentine Soccer player.
Born on June 24th, 1987
He turned 1 on this day in 1988.

Tana Mongeau

Internet personality.
Born on June 24th, 1998
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of June.

  • St. John's Day

Weather on June 24th, 1988.

Historical weather information for June 24th, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 23.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.89 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.94 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 24th, 1988.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 24th, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 24th, 1988 was most likely conceived around October 2nd, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 24th, 1988 is close to March 17th, 1989.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 24th, 1988.

  • A total of 12,219 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,745 weeks have passed.
  • 1,055,725,200 seconds have passed since the June 24th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,231,679,400 times.
  • Since June 24th, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 544,754,203,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,954,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,792,367 steps. That's about 40,352 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,668,702 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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