What Happened on April 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
  • Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Balt Orioles
  • Harvard U patents genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
  • Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs Calif

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies