On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
  • John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-211

Famous Birthdays

  • James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sara Paxton, American actress (Darcy's Wild Life), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
  • Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter, sister of Aretha, dies of cancer at 43
  • Clifford D. Simak, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83
  • Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist and author of SCUM Manifesto who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol in 1968, dies of pneumonia at 52
1988 Highlights

About April 25, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus