On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

33rd Eurovision Song Contest: Celine Dion for Switzerland wins singing "Ne partez pas sans moi" in Dublin

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion
  • Baltimore Orioles end their record 21-game losing streak by beating the White Sox
  • NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
  • NY Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in LA)
  • NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec
  • The then largest banana split ever, at 4.5 miles long, is made along Market Street in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
  • World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Molloko, 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity, born in San Diego Zoo, California

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Famous Deaths

  • James McCracken, US tenor, dies at 61