What Happened on April 30, 1988

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • 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)

Sports History

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
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana de Armas, Cuban-Spanish actress (Knives Out; Blonde), born in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Molloko, 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity, born in San Diego Zoo (San Diego, California)
Born in 1988

Famous Weddings

Tom Hanks

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

Famous Deaths

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

About April 30, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 1 day
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