On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1988

Historical Events

  • Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50)

Famous Deaths

  • Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88
1988 Highlights

About April 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries