On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1988

Historical Events

  • Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
  • Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row

Music Premiere

Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice's musical "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances

  • NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiyai Shin, South Korean golfer (Women's British Open 2008, 12), born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, dies at 38
1988 Highlights

About April 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus