Historical Events In April - 15
Saturday, 06 March 2021
1984 On this day in history tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61
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 April - 15 geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon
1986 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1986 On this day in history uS air raids Libya, respondings to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
1986 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
1989 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England on April - 15.
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 On this day in history charles Vanel, dies at 96
1990 On April - 15 "In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV
1990 On this day in history greta Garbo actress, dies at 84
1990 On this day in history greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84
1991 On this day in history david Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83
1991 On April - 15 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 Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion on April - 15.
1992 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight on April - 15.
1992 On April - 15 lincoln Hospital in the Bronx loses its accreditation
1992 On April - 15 nY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches the most NHL games (1,438)
1992 On April - 15 william Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Bradcasters Hall of Fame
2001 On this day in history natalie Rasmussen gets a new car from her parents in Yorba Linda
2005 At least twenty one people die and around fifty people are injured in a devastating fire at a hotel in central Paris on April - 15.
2012 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack on April - 15.
2013 3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on this day in history.
2017 On April - 15 suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children
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 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.