June 29th, 1988, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 181 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 4 months and 28 days have passed since June 29th, 1988.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 29th, 1988:
A violent dispute occurs between Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda Harvey after she discovers him cheating on her.
The movie Coming to America (1988) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 29th, 1988:
United States: Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
United Kingdom: I Owe You Nothing - Bros
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is June 29th, 1988 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Owe You Nothing by Bros 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "21 Jump Street", "Full House" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Street Fighter" and "Maniac Mansion
". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "ThunderCats" and "21 Jump Street".
Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Commodore 64" and "Sylvanian Families".
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 June 29th, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
"Rain Man" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1988.
Basic facts and information about this date:
32 years, 4 months and 28 days have passed since June 29th, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 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 29th, 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 583542000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around June 29th, 1988:
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 21st, 1988: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1988 NBA Finals after they defeat the Detroit Pistons 4-3.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 29th, 1988?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 29th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 20th of September, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 29th, 1988 is the 8th of April, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on June 29th, 1988.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to June 29th, 1988. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about June 29th, 1988.
11,839 days have passed since this date.
1,022,893,200 seconds have passed since the June 29th, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,193,375,400 times.
Since June 29th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 527,812,891,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,482,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,968,815 steps. That's about 39,097 miles!
Since this date, 12,274,718 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
A list of random dates that you might be interested in: