On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1988

Historical Events

  • 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Auburn, 56-54; Lady Techsters Erica Westbrooks MOP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott wins the 2nd of her 3 DS events, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Colleen Walker
  • NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
  • Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Hartley, English footballer (Motherwell), born in Hartlepool, England
  • Tim Krul, Dutch football goalkeeper (Netherlands National Team), born in The Hague, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
1988 Highlights

About April 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries