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December 27th, 1988.

December 27th, 1988, was a Tuesday. It was day 362 of 1988. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since December 27th, 1988.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on December 27th, 1988.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Hayley Williams: Singer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 27th, 1988.

  • United States: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • United Kingdom: Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Twins" was at the top of the box office on December 27th, 1988.

Take me back to December 27th, 1988!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 27th, 1988 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1988 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

In America, the song Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison 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.

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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "The Smurfs", "ThunderCats" and "In the Heat of the Night". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Maniac Mansion ", "Super Mario Bros. 3" and "Mega Man 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "ThunderCats", "Growing Pains" and "Married... with Children".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Commodore 64, Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards), Sylvanian Families and Popples.

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 December 27th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 32 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since December 27th, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 27th, 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 599184000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 27th, 1988.

  • December 2nd, 1988: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) is released.
  • December 2nd, 1988: Benazir Bhutto becomes the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • December 8th, 1988: Five people are killed when a US Air Force jet crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany.
  • December 9th, 1988: The film Mississippi Burning (1988) is released.
  • December 9th, 1988: The movie Twins (1988) is released.
  • December 12th, 1988: 35 people are killed after two trains collide near Clapham Junction railway station in London.
  • December 16th, 1988: Rain Man (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • December 16th, 1988: Disco singer "Sylvester" dies from AIDS.
  • December 21st, 1988: Pan Am Flight 103 is blown up by terrorists as it flies over Lockerbie in Scotland. 270 people are killed.
  • December 22nd, 1988: Trade union leader and environmentalist, Chico Mendes, is assassinated in Xapuri, Brazil.
  • This date: December 27th, 1988
  • January 5th, 1989: Pop star Madonna files for divorce from actor Senn Penn for the second and final time.
  • January 20th, 1989: George H. W. Bush is inaugerated as the 41st President of the United States.
  • January 22nd, 1989: Super Bowl XXIII: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals by 20-16 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.
  • January 24th, 1989: Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed by electrocution.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 27th, 1988, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 27th, 1988 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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.

Kid's TV shows on December 27th, 1988.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • 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.

  • 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)
  • 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.

  • 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.

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 December 27th, 1994 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 27th of December.

Weather on December 27th, 1988.

Historical weather information for December 27th, 1988.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.28 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 27th, 1988.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 27th, 1988.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 27th, 1988 was most likely conceived around the 19th of March, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 27th, 1988 is close to the 6th of October, 1989.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 27th, 1988.

  • A total of 11,855 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,693 weeks have passed.
  • 1,024,268,400 seconds have passed since the December 27th, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,194,979,800 times.
  • Since December 27th, 1988, the earth has travelled approximately 528,522,494,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,711,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,087,082 steps. That's about 39,150 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,291,221 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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