On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • 142nd Grand National: Irish jockey Brendan Powell wins aboard 10/1 shot Rhyme 'n' Reason by 4 lengths from Durham Edition
  • Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
  • US imposes economic sanctions on Panama

Famous Deaths

  • Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), dies of meningitis at 56
  • Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50