August 1st, 1988, fell on a Monday. It was day 214 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since August 1st, 1988.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Nemanja Matic: Serbian soccer player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1st, 1988:
United States: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros
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 August 1st, 1988 and it's a Monday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Roll With It by Steve Winwood 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. 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 "ThunderCats", "The Golden Girls", "The Equalizer" and "Married... with Children". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Street Fighter" and "Mega Man". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Cosby Show" and "The Care Bears".
Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Pound Puppies" 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 August 1st, 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, 1 months and 21 days have passed since August 1st, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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 August 1st, 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 586393200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 1st, 1988:
July 3rd, 1988: Iran Air Flight 655 is erroneously shot down by the USS Vincennes. 290 people are killed.
August 17th, 1988: President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
August 28th, 1988: Ramstein Air Show Disaster: 75 people are killed at an air show in Germany when three Italian jets collide.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 1988, will have the star sign Leo.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 1988 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
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:
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of August:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 1st, 1988.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 1st, 1988 was probably conceived around the 23rd of October, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 1988 is the 11th of May, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 1988.
11,740 days have passed since this date.
1,014,336,000 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,183,392,000 times.
Since August 1st, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 523,397,376,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,056,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,232,896 steps. That's about 38,770 miles!
Since this date, 12,172,032 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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