On This Day

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)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
1988 Highlights

About April 23, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus