August 24th, 1988

August 24th, 1988, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 237 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 0 months and 30 days have passed since August 24th, 1988.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Rupert Grint: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 24th, 1988:

  • United States: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • United Kingdom: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Young Guns" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 24th, 1988 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 1988 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Roll With It by Steve Winwood is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, The Only Way Is Up by Yazz is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Young Guns 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 "Knots Landing", "Only Fools and Horses", "The Smurfs" and "ALF". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Mega Man" and "Final Fantasy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Care Bears", "Pingu" and "Fireman Sam".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Commodore 64" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".


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 24th, 1988.

  • 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.

  • Straight Outta Compton

    West Coast Gangsta Rap is beginning to take off after NWA release their album "Straight Outta Compton" on the 8th of August, 1988.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 0 months and 30 days have passed since August 24th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 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 24th, 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 588380400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 24th, 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 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 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.
  • September 7th, 1988: "Need You Tonight/Mediate" by INXS wins Video of the Year at the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 10th, 1988: 15-year-old Lee Boxell goes missing in Sutton, London.
  • September 20th, 1988: 19-year-old Tara Calico goes missing in Belen, New Mexico.
  • September 23rd, 1988: Dead Ringers (1988) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 1988, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 24th, 1988 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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" - "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 24th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 24th, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 17.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.29cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 24th, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 24th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 15th of November, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 1988 is the 3rd of June, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 1988.

  • 11,718 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,012,435,200 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,181,174,400 times.
  • Since August 24th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 522,416,563,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,739,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,069,427 steps. That's about 38,698 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,149,222 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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