On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1988

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 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 of cancer at 85

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

1988 Highlights

About April 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries