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August 26th, 1988.

August 26th, 1988, was a Friday. It was day 239 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 1 months and 27 days have passed since August 26th, 1988.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 26th, 1988.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Young Guns" was at the top of the box office on August 26th, 1988.

Take me back to August 26th, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 26th, 1988 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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. 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. A new song called "Sweet Child o' Mine" has recently been released by American rock band Guns N' Roses. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Roy Orbison, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ruhollah Khomeini and Mel Blanc would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Full House" and "In the Heat of the Night". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Maniac Mansion ". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Cosby Show", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Adventures of the Little Koala".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dungeons & Dragons, My Little Pony (figures), Popples and Micro Machines.

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 August 26th, 1988.

  • Gangsta rap is becoming a thing.

    Gangsta rap is becoming a thing.

    West Coast Gangsta Rap was beginning to take off during this period. NWA released their popular album "Straight Outta Compton" on August 8th, 1988.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 33 years, 1 months and 27 days have passed since August 26th, 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 26th, 1988, will be 33 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1988 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 588553200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 26th, 1988.

  • July 29th, 1988: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 31st, 1988: 32 people are killed in Penang, Malaysia after an overcrowded ferry terminal bridge collapses.
  • 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.
  • August 20th, 1988: Ballygawley bus bombing: A roadside bomb attack by the Provisional IRA kills eight British soldiers in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland.
  • August 20th, 1988: Iran-Iraq War: Hostilities between Iran and Iraq come to an end for the first time in seven years after a ceasefire is agreed.
  • This date: August 26th, 1988
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 26th, 1988, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 26th, 1988 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

TV shows from August, 1988.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.

Cars in 1988.

1988 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Reatta, the Ford Probe, the Opel Vectra, the Honda Concerto, the Audi V8 and the Volkswagen Passat B3.

Cars in 1988.

Kid's TV shows on August 26th, 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
  • 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.

  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
  • Popples
  • Laser Tag
  • 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.

  • Final Fantasy 1987

    Final Fantasy
    The first game in the Final Fantasy series.

  • Mega Man 1987

    Mega Man
    A platform game that was developed by Capcom.

  • Maniac Mansion
 1987

    Maniac Mansion
    Graphic adventure game.

  • Street Fighter 1987

    Street Fighter
    The first game in the Street Fighter series.

  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985

    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
    Role-playing game.

  • Tetris 1984

    Tetris
    Tile-matching puzzle video game.

  • Duck Hunt 1984

    Duck Hunt
    Light gun shooter game.

  • Missile Command 1980

    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 August 26th, 1994 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 26th.

Mother Teresa

Missionary. Deceased
Born on August 26th, 1910
She turned 78 on this day in 1988.

Macaulay Culkin

Actor.
Born on August 26th, 1980
He turned 8 on this day in 1988.

Cassie Ventura

Singer.
Born on August 26th, 1986
She turned 2 on this day in 1988.

James Harden

NBA player.
Born on August 26th, 1989
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Weather on August 26th, 1988.

Historical weather information for August 26th, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.22 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.56cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.56 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 26th, 1988.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 26th, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 26th, 1988 was most likely conceived around the 17th of November, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 26th, 1988 is close to the 5th of June, 1989.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 26th, 1988.

  • A total of 12,110 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,730 weeks have passed.
  • 1,046,304,000 seconds have passed since the August 26th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,220,688,000 times.
  • Since August 26th, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 539,892,864,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 174,384,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,982,144 steps. That's about 39,992 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,555,648 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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