On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1988

Historical Events

  • 42nd Tony Awards: "M Butterfly" and "Phantom of the Opera" win

French Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf dominates Natalia Zvereva of Belarus 6-0, 6-0; shortest women's singles Grand Slam final in Open Era; 32 minutes

  • Longest game in Baltimore Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6)
  • Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 262 performances

Baseball Record

Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee


Famous Birthdays

  • Leigh Adams, Australian Footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Reuss, American jazz, big band, and session guitarist (Benny Goodman; Glenn Miller; Mildred Bailey), dies at 72
1988 Highlights

About June 4, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Try - George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: With a Little Help from My Friends/She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg