What Happened on July 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident