On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1988

Historical Events

  • After a poor start to the season Kansas City Royals release Dan Quisenberry (record 5-time AL saves leader)
  • US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-affected final

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian Adonis [Keith A. Franke Jr.], American professional wrestler, killed in auto accident at 34
1988 Highlights

About July 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer