What Happened on April 9, 1988

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
  • NHL New Jersey Devils win 3-0 over New York Islanders; Devils lead 2-1 in playoff 1st round
  • US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
1988 History

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 R&B singer and musician (Sam & Dave - "Soul Man"), dies in a car crash at 50

About April 9, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 23 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