What Happened on April 9, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • 142nd Grand National: Brendan Powell aboard Rhyme 'n' Reason wins
  • Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
  • US imposes economic sanctions on Panama

Famous Deaths

  • Brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis
  • Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50