On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1988

Historical Events

  • Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • Edmonton center Jimmy Carson becomes just the third player to score 6 NHL hat tricks before the age of 21 in the Oilers 10-6 win over the New York Rangers

Sports History

Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist, dies at 89
1988 Highlights

About December 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Look Away - Chicago
  • UK #1 Song: Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard