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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlan Paton

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

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton