What Happened on April 12, 1988

Historical Events

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

Election of Interest

Entertainer and restaurateur Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California

Sports History

Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles

  • Harvard University patents a genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Paulo Londra, Argentine rapper and singer (“Adán Y Eva”; “Nena Maldición”), born in Córdoba, Argentina
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

Alan Paton (1903-1988)

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

  • Charles Melvin Price, American politician (Rep-D-Illinois 1945-88), dies at 83

About April 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
  • UK #1 Song: Heart - Pet Shop Boys