Strain used six clues centered around the song's lyrics and came up with January 20, 1992 as the date.
Mike Ryan of The Huffington Post caught up with Cube recently to find out if that date was accurate.
Huffington Post: Someone spent a lot of time trying to figure out your good day from "It Was a Good Day."
Ice Cube: Yeah, I heard about that one. Yeah.
Through your publicist, you responded, "Nice try."
"Nice try," you got it right? Or "Nice try," but not even close?
"Nice try" on even trying to dissect that.
The original research shows that it's Jan 20, 1992. Someone else thinks it's Nov 30, 1988.
I think I had a good day on both of those days. You know.
Is this your Carly Simon, "You're So Vain," song? That you'll never admit when it was? Then you'll auction the answer off some day to one guy who, under contract, can't reveal the day?
Nah. You know -- it's a song. It's a fictional song. It's basically my interpretation of what a great day would be. Do you know what I'm saying? So, you know, it's a little of this and a little of that. I don't think you can pinpoint the day.
So you're saying it's a collection of good things from multiple days?
It could have been all of those days.
So it's a conglomerate of your perfect day?
So there you have it, but shouts out to Donovan for even trying to figure it out in the first place.