What Happened on April 17, 1988

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Takahiro Moriuchi, Japanese singer-songwriter and musician (One Ok Rock), born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Eva Novak, American actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Louise Nevelson, American sculptor who featured at the 31st Venice Biennale (Sky Cathedral), dies of a brain tumor at 88
1988 Highlights

About April 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: Heart - Pet Shop Boys