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July 22nd, 1988.

July 22nd, 1988, was a Friday. It was day 204 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 10 months and 21 days have passed since July 22nd, 1988.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 22nd, 1988?

  • The trial of "Night Stalker" serial killer Richard Ramirez begins.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 1988.

  • United States: The Flame - Cheap Trick
  • United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was at the top of the box office on July 22nd, 1988.

Take me back to July 22nd, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 22nd, 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 The Flame by Cheap Trick is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros 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 "Columbo.", "Last of the Summer Wine", "MacGyver" and "Full House". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Street Fighter" and "Mega Man".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Muppet Babies", "The Real Ghostbusters", "ALF" and "The Wonder Years". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Transformers, Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

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 July 22nd, 1988.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 10 months and 21 days have passed since July 22nd, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 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 22nd, 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 585529200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 22nd, 1988.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 22nd, 1988
  • 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.
  • August 1st, 1988: The first issue of Hip Hop magazine "The Source" is published.
  • August 8th, 1988: NWA release their album Straight Outta Compton.
  • August 11th, 1988: Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden.
  • August 12th, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • August 14th, 1988: The trial of "Night Stalker" serial killer Richard Ramirez is halted after one of the jurors is murdered by her boyfriend.
  • August 17th, 1988: Guns N' Roses release the song "Sweet Child o' Mine".
  • August 17th, 1988: President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
  • August 18th, 1988: Soccer: Striker Ian Rush rejoins Liverpool after an unsuccessful season at Italian side Juventus.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 22nd, 1988, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Cancer is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 22nd, 1988 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

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

Kid's TV shows on July 22nd, 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.

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 July 22nd, 1994 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 22nd of July.

  • July 22nd, 1946: Danny Glover (Actor) turned 42 on this day in 1988.
  • July 22nd, 1965: Shawn Michaels (Wrestler) turned 23 on this day in 1988.
  • July 22nd, 1992: Selena Gomez (Actress / Singer) was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Weather on July 22nd, 1988.

Historical weather information for July 22nd, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.5 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 70.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.56 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 11.94cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.33cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 22nd, 1988.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 22nd, 1988 was most likely conceived around the 13th of October, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 22nd, 1988 is close to the 1st of May, 1989.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 22nd, 1988.

  • A total of 12,013 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,716 weeks have passed.
  • 1,037,923,200 seconds have passed since the July 22nd, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,210,910,400 times.
  • Since July 22nd, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 535,568,371,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,987,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,261,395 steps. That's about 39,672 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,455,078 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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