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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1988?


Events

  • 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 (J Clarke)
  • 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.

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Movies

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Books

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Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

King Of The Murgos by David Eddings

King Of The Murgos

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Guided by the Orb of the God Aldur, Garion and Ce'Nedrea begin a great quest to rescue their kidnapped child. Making their way through the foul swamps of Nyisssa, then into

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson

Battle Cry Of Freedom

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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.James