What Happened on April 23, 1988

Historical Events

  • A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
  • Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less
  • Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer, born in Lagos, Nigeria
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies

About April 23, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

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