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
Born in 1988

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

About April 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 15 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