Historical Events In April - 15
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1984 On April - 15 tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61
1985 On April - 15 challenger moves to launch pad
1985 E Bowell discovers asteroids #3527 McCord & #3663 on this day in history.
1985 Geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon on April - 15.
1986 On April - 15 american warplanes bomb Tripoli, Libya, in retaliation for Libyan terrorism
1986 On April - 15 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 April - 15.
1986 US air raids Libya, respondings to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing on this day in history.
1986 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75 on April - 15.
1988 On April - 15 hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
1989 On April - 15 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England
1989 Hu Yaobang general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies on April - 15.
1989 South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries on this day in history.
1989 On April - 15 then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
1989 On April - 15 charles Vanel, dies at 96
1990 On this day in history "In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV
1990 Greta Garbo actress, dies at 84 on April - 15.
1990 On this day in history greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84
1991 David Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83 on April - 15.
1991 Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglarly on this day in history.
1991 On April - 15 maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week
1992 On April - 15 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 On this day in history william Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Bradcasters Hall of Fame
2001 Natalie Rasmussen gets a new car from her parents in Yorba Linda on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history at least twenty one people die and around fifty people are injured in a devastating fire at a hotel in central Paris.
2012 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack on April - 15.
2013 On April - 15 3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
2017 Suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children on this day in history.
2019 Aretha Franklin posthumously receives the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, first individual woman to win it since 1930 on this day in history.
2019 On April - 15 paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof Learn More >>
2019 During Holy Week, a major fire engulfs Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, resulting in the roof and main spire collapsing on April - 15.