On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1988

Historical Events

  • Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round

Sports History

Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles

  • Harvard University patents a genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
  • Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California

Famous Birthdays

  • Paulo Londra, Argentine rapper and singer (“Adán Y Eva”; “Nena Maldición”), born in Córdoba, Argentina

Famous Deaths

Alan Paton

Alan Paton, South African author (Cry, the Beloved Country, Too Late the Phalarope) and anti-apartheid activist, dies of cancer at 85

1988 Highlights

About April 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries