April 1988 calendar

April 1988

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1988.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1988: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1988?


  • 03 Apr 1988 17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott.
  • 04 Apr 1988 Last broadcast of Crossroads on British TV
  • 05 Apr 1988 Democratic Convention picks Michael Dukakis as their Presidential Candidate
  • 06 Apr 1988 Black pole explorer M Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington
  • 07 Apr 1988 Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1
  • 09 Apr 1988 Les Miserables, opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • 10 Apr 1988 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins.
  • 11 Apr 1988 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens.
  • 12 Apr 1988 Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.
  • 13 Apr 1988 Italy government of De Mita forms.
  • 14 Apr 1988 Mail opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 15 Apr 1988 Meteorite explodes above Indonesia.
  • 17 Apr 1988 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star / Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
  • 18 Apr 1988 Barbra Streisand records Warm All Over
  • 20 Apr 1988 Yanks HR 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001
  • 22 Apr 1988 New Jersey Devils' Patrik Sundstrom ties NHL playoff record of eight points in a playoff game (hat trick and five assists) in 10-4 rout over the Washington Capitals.
  • 23 Apr 1988 Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25km (1:29:30)/30km (1:47:06).
  • 24 Apr 1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic.
  • 25 Apr 1988 Nightline goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
  • 26 Apr 1988 NBA approves addition of third referee in the 1988-89 season.
  • 28 Apr 1988 Chess opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 29 Apr 1988 60 Minutes newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
  • 30 Apr 1988 World Expo '88 opens in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The exhibition runs for six months, hosting pavilions from over 70 countries.
  • 07 Apr 1988 Soviet Defense Minister Dmitry Yazov orders the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1988?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Man In The Mirror
  2. - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Caryoutube
  3. - Where Do Broken Hearts Goyoutube
  4. - Endless Summer Nights
  5. - Devil Inside

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Heart
  2. - With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home
  3. - Drop The Boy
  4. - Perfect
  5. - Love Changes (Everything)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1988?

Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson

Battle Cry Of Freedom


Battle Cry of Freedom is a one-volume history of Civil War that will be filled with new interpretations and information. It challenges old myths and creates new ones.

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers


3 stories

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel



A young Frenchwoman meets a brilliant American actor in wartime Paris. Their love is fairytale-like, but they end up in tragedy. Their three children are cruelly divided after they become orphaned.

Unforgettable Fire by Eamon Dunphy

Unforgettable Fire


U2 has been a mysterious band since its inception. For the first time, U2 is now being told in a detailed and authentic account.

Beloved by Toni Morrison



This spellbinding novel, which stares unflinchingly into slavery's abyss, transforms history into a powerful story like Exodus and intimate as a lullaby.