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July 5th, 1988

July 5th, 1988, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 187 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 3 months and 20 days have passed since July 5th, 1988.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1988:

  • United States: Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
  • 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 July 5th, 1988 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson 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 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 "The Smurfs", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Golden Girls" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Maniac Mansion " and "Mega Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Muppet Babies", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Fireman Sam".

Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Pound Puppies", "Sylvanian Families" and "Micro Machines".


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 July 5th, 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.

  • 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

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 3 months and 20 days have passed since July 5th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 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 July 5th, 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 584060400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 1988:

  • 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 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: 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 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5th, 1988, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5th, 1988 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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 5th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 5th, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 77.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 25.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.72 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 5th, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 5th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 26th of September, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 5th, 1988 is the 14th of April, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.
  • 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?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 5th, 1988.

  • 11,800 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,019,523,600 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,189,444,200 times.
  • Since July 5th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 526,074,177,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,920,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,679,030 steps. That's about 38,968 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,234,283 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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