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June 30th, 1988.

June 30th, 1988, was a Thursday. It was day 182 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 10 months and 10 days have passed since June 30th, 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 30th, 1988.

  • United States: Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
  • United Kingdom: I Owe You Nothing - Bros

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was at the top of the box office on June 30th, 1988.

Take me back to June 30th, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 30th, 1988 and it's a Thursday. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "'Allo 'Allo!", "Kate & Allie", "Matlock" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Maniac Mansion " and "Metal Gear". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Cosby Show", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "ALF".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Cabbage Patch Kids, Big wheel (tricycle), Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards) and Jenga.

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 30th, 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 10 months and 10 days have passed since June 30th, 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 30th, 1988, will be 32 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1988 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 583628400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 30th, 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.
  • June 22nd, 1988: The film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is released.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 30th, 1988
  • July 3rd, 1988: Iran Air Flight 655 is erroneously shot down by the USS Vincennes. 290 people are killed.
  • 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 22nd, 1988: The trial of "Night Stalker" serial killer Richard Ramirez begins.
  • July 25th, 1988: American child actress Judith Barsi is shot and killed by her father. Judith was best-known for voicing the character Ducky in The Land Before Time.
  • July 29th, 1988: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 30th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 30th, 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.

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

Kid's TV shows on June 30th, 1988.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1988.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • 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.

1988 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1988. Let us bring you back to the days of Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Guns N' Roses and Phil Collins!

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 30th of June.

Weather on June 30th, 1988.

Historical weather information for June 30th, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.78 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 30th, 1988.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 30th, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 30th, 1988.

  • A total of 12,002 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,714 weeks have passed.
  • 1,036,972,800 seconds have passed since the June 30th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,209,801,600 times.
  • Since June 30th, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 535,077,964,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,828,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,179,661 steps. That's about 39,635 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,443,674 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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