What Happened on April 4, 1988

Historical Events

  • 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Oklahoma, 83-79; Jayhawks power forward Danny Manning named tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds
  • Largest crowd (55,438) at an MLB Opening Day game at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium; Reds win over St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4 in 12 innings
  • Last broadcast of British soap opera "Crossroads" on ITV
  • MLB New York Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs, in a 10-6 win over Expos at Montreal
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Fielding, English football goalkeeper, born in Blackburn, Lancashire
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Stiel, German pianist, composer, and conductor, dies at 86

About April 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
  • UK #1 Song: Heart - Pet Shop Boys