The exact date is unknown, but the birthday of IRC was in August of 1988, at the end of the month anyways.
The first IRC server was tolsun.oulu.fi, hosted at the Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland.
Thanks Jarkko Oikarinen!http://www.irc.org/history_docs/jarkko.html
Well. At least I won lunch.
Good philosophy, see good in bad, I like!