April Ramirez is the oldest child of Rosa Ramirez and Monty Dolan. April's mother Rosa was dying of cancer and April and her brother Emilio were stealing drugs from Kayla's clinic for their mother.
April worked as a candy stripper at the hospital which is where she met and fell in love with Dr. Mike Horton. When Rosa was in a car accident she was taken to the hospital and was in critical condition. Rosa had made April promise not to let her stay alive by life support, and when she was admitted to the hospital and ended up on life support the plug was pulled on her and she died and April claimed she was the one who did it. April came before the hospital board and was removed from her position as a nurse, and it put a strain on her relationship with Mike. Mike refused to believe April was the one who turned off her mothers life support and wouldn't back off Eventually April told Mike she saw her father in the hospital stairwell moments after her mother was pronounced dead and knew he turned the life support off. April was re-instated and because of his age and poor health Monty wasn't prosecuted.
The stress of the situation caused April to begin drinking heavily, and with Mike's help April excepted the fact that she was an alcoholic and got treatment. In 1989 Mike Horton proposed to April, who accepted. However Mike's old flame Robin Jacobs returned along with her and Mike's infant son Jeremy. April decided that Mike would be better of with Robin and his son so she broke off their engagement and married Nick Corelli instead. Nick married April in hopes that Eve would fall in love with someone better.
Nick, who had recently bought Blondies and turned it into Wings gave April a job managing the club. Even though the marriage was only one of convenience Nick fell in love with April.
Nick became seriously ill and he needed to have an operation. After the operation Nick realized April still loved Mike, so he granted her an annulment so she could be with him. April went away with Mike, and when they returned they were engaged to be married.
In 1990, Mike went to Israel to care for the sick and the wounded who were casualties of an ongoing war. When Mike failed to return home, April knew it was over. April soon found herself in a battle between two brothers. Both Nick and Johnny Corelli fought for April's heart, but Johnny eventually won and Nick was murdered.
April became involved with Johnny, but Johnny's dirty dealings were too much for her to handle. In 1990 April was suspected of killing Nick when her fingerprints were found on the murder weapon, but April was cleared when Jo Johnson confessed to killing Nick. April left Salem for New York to join her brother Julio.
Johnny became involved with Victor Kiriakis shady business dealings and also battled his brother for April Ramirez's heart. Tragically, Nick was murdered at the end of 1990. April and Johnny decided to manage the nightclub Wings together.
Johnny feared that April had killed his brother and when he found the murder weapon he hid it on a train. Brian Scofield and other citizens of Salem boarded the train in search of the weapon. While going over a dangerous mountain range, Johnny detached the car carrying the Salemites and it crashed.
Johnny was heavily involved in dirty dealings, which cost him his relationship with April, who moved to New York. Johnny eventually left Salem.
Nick came to Salem in 1981, and was a seedy character who hung out at the Twilight Bar. While returning from a visit with Trish and Scotty David was shot. He made his way to the Twilight bar and met up with Nick Corelli. Nick removed he bullet and got Valerie Grant to care for David's wound. He demanded Julie pay him a large sum of dollars for David's safe return. When Nick ordered Valerie to pick up the money she refused and knocked Nick out. She picked up the money from Julie and gave it to David so he could escape from Salem.
In 1987 Nick gained a new girl, Eve Baron. Eve tried to leave Nick's business when her true father Shane Donovan adopted her but Nick forced her back into work. When Eve was assaulted she called Kimberly for help. Kimberly came to her rescue, but was also attacked, and as a result lost the child she was carrying.
In 1988 Nick decided to help Eve gain back her self confidence. Nick arranged for Eve to pose on the cover of a teen fashion magazine. Eve was thrilled, and she was even more thrilled when a group of boys from her school showed an interest in her. What Eve didn't know was that Jake, the boy she liked, had made a bet with his friends to see how long it would take to score with a hooker. When Eve learned the truth she tried to commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Eve lived, but wanted revenge. Eve an Nick set the boys up at a party with drugs and alcohol, and then turned them into the police. Later Jake and his friends kidnaped Eve and left Nick a note to meet them out of town. Outside of town Nick and Jake played a game of chicken, and Nick's car went over a cliff and exploded.
Unknown to everyone Nick survived the crash but was left badly burned. Nick was found by Steve Johnson, who agreed to keep his identity a secret.
Eve grieved over Nick but when Nick left everything in his will to her suspicion fell upon her. Eve ran away, but crashed her car. She was rescued and brought to an old deserted mansion by a man named Eddie. Eddie knew the mansion had belonged to Nick Corelli and he was searching for some old money Nick had hidden there. When Eve happened to find an old key Eddie took Eve to the bank where they attempted to open a safe deposit box. Eve managed to drop a note as to where she was being held captive. Nick, who was also living at his old mansion helped Shane rescue Eve. Eddie however escaped returned to the mansion to try and find the rest of the money. Eve had returned in hopes of finding the man who had helped her before, not knowing it was Nick. Steve, Kayla, and Nick were waiting for Eddie at the mansion, but he managed to elude them once again. Nick, Steve, and Kayla were charged with conspiring to hide Harper's money, but where later let off.
Even eventually learned the man in the mask was Nick. Nick wanted Eve to have the scar on her cheek removed, but she only agreed to have the operation if Nick had his badly burned face repaired as well. Both agreed, but in the operating room Eddie showed up and threatened to kill Eve if Nick didn't turn over Harper's money to him. Eddie however was shot and killed by Shane. Both Nick and Eve underwent surgery and their painful scars were removed.
Nick bought the nightclub Blondies and turned it into Wings. He gave Eve Donovan a job singing there. Eve however was in love with Nick, and even though he loved her he felt she deserved someone better. Nick had given April Ramirez a job as the manager, and when she wanted Mike to move on without her he proposed a marriage of convenience so that both the ones they loved would move on. April accepted and the two were married.
Nick became seriously ill and he needed to have an operation. After the operation Nick realized April still loved Mike, so he granted her an annulment so she could be with him.
In 1990 Nick began working for Lawrence's company Jencon Oil. Nick was a suspect in the murder of Steve Johnson, Nick was said to have rigged the boat that killed him. Nick became the victim in a who-done-it murder mystery when he was shot at a Jencon Oil site by Jo Johnson, who was avenging her son's murder.