On This Day

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 a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)
  • Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV
  • Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs

Famous Birthdays

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

About April 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries