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; runs for 68 performances

  • NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiyai Shin, South Korean golfer (Women's British Open 2008, 12), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Juan Mata, Spanish footballer (Manchester United, Spain), born in Burgos, Spain
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

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

About April 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 23 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: Theme From S-Express - S-Express