Today in History for April 1988

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 74 of 74

2nd - Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45
2nd - Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown
3rd - 17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
3rd - 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54
3rd - Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak
3rd - NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
3rd - Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert
3rd - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
4th - 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79
4th - Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds
4th - Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)
4th - Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV
4th - Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs
5th - Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate
6th - African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery
6th - NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
7th - Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1
7th - Gerrit John Heijns murderer, arrested
7th - Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
7th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
9th - "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
9th - Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
9th - US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
10th - 52nd Golf Masters Championship: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
10th - 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins
10th - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
10th - Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
10th - Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
11th - Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens
Actor Michael DouglasActor Michael Douglas 11th - 60th Academy Awards - "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win
12th - Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
12th - Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Balt Orioles
12th - Harvard U patents genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
12th - Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs Calif
13th - Italy government of De Mita forms
14th - "Mail" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances
14th - Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
14th - USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty
15th - Meteorite explode above Indonesia
15th - Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles" premieres in NYC
17th - Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50)
17th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
18th - 17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30
18th - 92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 18th - Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"
20th - Balt Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21)
20th - NJ Devils 1st playoff hat trick-Eric Broten
20th - US accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians
20th - Yanks HR 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke)
21st - 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
21st - Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
22nd - Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
22nd - NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
23rd - A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
23rd - Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less
23rd - Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
24th - Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
25th - "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
25th - John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
25th - NASA launches space vehicle S-211
26th - 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
26th - NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
26th - NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
28th - "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances
28th - Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
28th - Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
28th - NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
29th - Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
30th - Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season
30th - Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania
30th - NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
30th - NY Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in LA)
30th - NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec
30th - World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 18 of 18

1st - Courtney McCool, American gymnast
1st - Brook Lopez, American basketball player
1st - Robin Lopez, American basketball player
3rd - Tim Krul, Dutch footballer
3rd - Peter Hartley, English footballer
4th - Frank Fielding, English footballer
6th - Mike Bailey, English actor
6th - Fabrice Muamba, Anglo-Congolese footballer
10th - Haley Joel Osment, Los Angeles California, actor ("Sixth Sense")
13th - Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
Actor Haley Joel OsmentActor Haley Joel Osment (10th) 21st - Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
21st - Robbie Amell, Canadian actor
23rd - Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer
24th - Michael Tylo, son of US actor/actress Michael Tylo/Deborah Hunter
25th - James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player
25th - Sara Paxton, American actress
29th - Younha, Korean pop singer
30th - Molloko, SD Zoo, 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Musician Mick FleetwoodMusician Mick Fleetwood (24th) 24th - Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor
29th - "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
29th - Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson marry
30th - Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 36 of 36

1st - Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
1st - Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank), dies at 85
3rd - Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
5th - Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
7th - Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
9th - Brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis
9th - Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
10th - Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
11th - Jeff Donnell, actor (Hoedown, 9 Girls), dies at 66 of a heart attack
12th - Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies
14th - Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer, dies at 83
14th - Johan Franco, composer, dies at 79
14th - John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
15th - Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
15th - Kenneth Williams, dies at 61
15th - Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
16th - Abu Jihad, [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, murdered
16th - Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in WI cricket history), dies
16th - Jacques de Kadt, Dutch 2nd chamber member (soc-dem), dies at 90
16th - Khalil al-Wazir, PLO milt commander, assassinated by Israeli commandos
16th - Warde Donovan, dies at 72
17th - Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
17th - Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88
18th - Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
19th - Kwon Ki-ok, first Korean female pilot (b. 1901)
22nd - Irene Rich, US actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96
23rd - Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
24th - E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
25th - Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
25th - Carolyn Franklin, singer/songwriter/son of Aretha, dies at 43
25th - Clifford D[onald] Simak, sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83
27th - David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)
28th - B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
29th - Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies
29th - Jan Kapr, composer, dies at 74
30th - James McCracken, US tenor, dies at 61

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