On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1988

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
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Dave Winfield
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Dave Winfield
  • 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

  • Ana de Armas, Cuban actress (Knives Out), born in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Molloko, 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity, born in San Diego Zoo (San Diego, California)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Famous Deaths

  • James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), dies at 61
1988 Highlights

About April 30, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus