December 2nd, 1988

December 2nd, 1988, fell on a Friday. It was day 337 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since December 2nd, 1988.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 2nd, 1988:

  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 2nd, 1988:

  • United States: Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
  • United Kingdom: The First Time - Robin Beck

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Naked Gun" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 2nd, 1988 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. In America, the song Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, The First Time by Robin Beck is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Naked Gun 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 "Who's the Boss?", "Miami Vice", "Married... with Children" and "21 Jump Street". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Super Mario Bros. 3". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Jem and the Holograms", "21 Jump Street", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "DuckTales".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)" and "Pound Puppies".


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 December 2nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rain Man

    "Rain Man" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1988.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 31 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since December 2nd, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 48 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 December 2nd, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • People born in 1988 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 597024000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 2nd, 1988:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 2nd, 1988, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 2nd, 1988 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

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

1988 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1988.

"Noozles" - "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"


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 2nd of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 2nd, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.06 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.11 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 2nd, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 2nd, 1988 was probably conceived around the 23rd of February, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 2nd, 1988 is the 11th of September, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 2nd, 1988.

  • 11,615 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,003,532,400 seconds have passed since the December 2nd, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,170,787,800 times.
  • Since December 2nd, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 517,822,718,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,255,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,303,786 steps. That's about 38,357 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,042,389 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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