On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1988

Historical Events

  • Meteorite explode above Indonesia
  • Wendy Wasserstein's play "Heidi Chronicles" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Eliza "Doolittle" [Caird], British pop singer-songwriter ("Skinny Genes"; "Pack Up"), born in Westminster, London

Famous Deaths

  • Han G. Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
  • Kenneth Williams, British actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On films), dies of an overdose at 61
  • Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist, dies at 33
1988 Highlights

About April 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries