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November 5th, 1988.

November 5th, 1988, was a Saturday. It was day 310 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 10 months and 14 days have passed since November 5th, 1988.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on November 5th, 1988.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: A Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
  • United Kingdom: Orinoco Flow - Enya
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They Live

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "They Live" was at the top of the box office on November 5th, 1988.

Take me back to November 5th, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 5th, 1988 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song A Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Orinoco Flow by Enya is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie They Live 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. 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 "'Allo 'Allo!", "Kate & Allie", "Charles in Charge" and "MacGyver".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Maniac Mansion ", "Final Fantasy" and "Altered Beast". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Growing Pains", "The Flintstone Kids", "Fireman Sam" and "Garfield and Friends". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards), Sylvanian Families and Laser Tag.

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 November 5th, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 32 years, 10 months and 14 days have passed since November 5th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 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 November 5th, 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 594691200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 5th, 1988.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 5th, 1988, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 5th, 1988 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

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.

  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on November 5th, 1988.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1988.

  • Roseanne
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Count Duckula
  • 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.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 - Platform video game that was published on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
  • Altered Beast - Beat 'em up arcade game.
  • 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.
  • 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 November 5th, 1994 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 5th.

Ike Turner

Musician.
Born on November 5th, 1931
He turned 57 on this day in 1988.

Gram Parsons

Singer. Deceased
Born on November 5th, 1946
He was not alive on this date.

Kris Jenner

Media personality.
Born on November 5th, 1955
She turned 33 on this day in 1988.

Bryan Adams

Singer.
Born on November 5th, 1959
He turned 29 on this day in 1988.

Weather on November 5th, 1988.

Historical weather information for November 5th, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 5th, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 5th, 1988 was most likely conceived around the 27th of January, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 5th, 1988 is close to the 15th of August, 1989.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 12,007 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,715 weeks have passed.
  • 1,037,401,200 seconds have passed since the November 5th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,210,301,400 times.
  • Since November 5th, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 535,299,019,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,900,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,216,503 steps. That's about 39,652 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,448,814 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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