What Happened on July 4, 1988

Historical Events

Sports History

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

1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Luke Thompson, English actor (Benedict in Bridgerton), born in Southampton, England
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

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

About July 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Flame - Cheap Trick
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros