On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1988

Historical Events

  • Despite union calls to end the strike, rank-and-file seamen at major British ports refuse to return to work

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US federal grand jury for drug trafficking and racketeering

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandros Pagalis, Greek footballer, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Carly Patterson, American gymnast (2004 Olympic Champion), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jeff Horn, Australian professional boxer (WBO welterweight title 2017), born in Brisbane, Australia
1988 Highlights

About February 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius