Historical Events In April - 15
Friday, 18 September 2020
1984 Tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61 on April - 15.
1985 Challenger moves to launch pad on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #3527 McCord & #3663
1985 On this day in history geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon
1986 American warplanes bomb Tripoli, Libya, in retaliation for Libyan terrorism on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history operation Eldorado Canyon, Navy aircraft from USS America (CV-66) and USS Coral Sea (CV-43) attack Libya in conjunction with USAF aircraft after Libya linked to terrorist bombing of West
1986 Tim McIntire actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42 on this day in history.
1986 US air raids Libya, respondings to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
1988 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81 on April - 15.
1989 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England on this day in history.
1989 Hu Yaobang general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies on this day in history.
1989 South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
1989 Charles Vanel, dies at 96 on April - 15.
1990 "In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV on April - 15.
1990 Greta Garbo actress, dies at 84 on April - 15.
1990 Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84 on April - 15.
1991 On April - 15 david Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83
1991 On this day in history former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglarly
1991 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion
1992 On April - 15 jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight
1992 On April - 15 lincoln Hospital in the Bronx loses its accreditation
1992 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches the most NHL games (1,438) on April - 15.
1992 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Bradcasters Hall of Fame on April - 15.
2001 Natalie Rasmussen gets a new car from her parents in Yorba Linda on April - 15.
2005 At least twenty one people die and around fifty people are injured in a devastating fire at a hotel in central Paris on this day in history.
2012 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack on this day in history.
2013 On April - 15 3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
2017 On this day in history suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children
2019 On April - 15 aretha Franklin posthumously receives the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, first individual woman to win it since 1930
2019 Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof Learn More >> on this day in history.
2019 During Holy Week, a major fire engulfs Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, resulting in the roof and main spire collapsing on this day in history.