December 24th, 1988

December 24th, 1988, fell on a Saturday. It was day 359 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since December 24th, 1988.



Fictional Date

December 24th, 1988 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • The date that the events from the movie Die Hard occur on.

Music Singles

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

  • United States: Look Away - Chicago
  • United Kingdom: Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is December 24th, 1988 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. Christmas Day of 1988 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song Look Away by Chicago is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Twins 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Married... with Children" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Maniac Mansion " and "Super Mario Bros. 3".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Care Bears", "Pingu" and "Count Duckula". Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Speak & Spell", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Jenga".


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 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 31 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since December 24th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 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 24th, 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 598924800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 24th, 1988:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 24th, 1988, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 24th, 1988 falls under the Goose.
  • 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 24th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December:

  • Christmas Eve

Weather

Weather information for December 24th, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 38.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.33 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 24th, 1988 was probably conceived around the 16th of March, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24th, 1988 is the 3rd of October, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Mega Man 2 - Second installment in the Mega Man series. Released on the NES.
  • 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.
  • 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 24th, 1988.

  • 11,521 days have passed since this date.
  • 995,410,800 seconds have passed since the December 24th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,161,312,600 times.
  • Since December 24th, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 513,631,972,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 165,901,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,605,329 steps. That's about 38,047 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,944,930 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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