November 7th, 1988, fell on a Monday. It was day 312 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since November 7th, 1988.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Tinie Tempah: Rapper.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 7th, 1988:
United States: Kokomo - Beach Boys
United Kingdom: Orinoco Flow - Enya
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "They Live" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is November 7th, 1988 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.
In America, the song Kokomo by Beach Boys 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "The Equalizer", "Married... with Children" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Mega Man" and "Super Mario Bros. 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Flintstone Kids", "The Real Ghostbusters", "21 Jump Street" and "Full House".
Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Pound Puppies", "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)" and "Popples".
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 November 7th, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
32 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since November 7th, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 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 7th, 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 594864000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around November 7th, 1988:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 38.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.33 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.79cm.
London, England: Temperature: 5.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on November 7th, 1988?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 7th, 1988?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on November 7th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 29th of January, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 7th, 1988 is the 17th of August, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
- 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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about November 7th, 1988.
11,717 days have passed since this date.
1,012,348,800 seconds have passed since the November 7th, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,181,073,600 times.
Since November 7th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 522,371,980,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,724,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,061,997 steps. That's about 38,694 miles!
Since this date, 12,148,186 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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