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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1452  Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary was born on this day in history.  

1469  Nanak, 1st guru of Sikhs was born on April - 15.  

1489  Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588) was born on April - 15.  

1552  Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626) was born on April - 15.  

1588  Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist was born on this day in history.  

1637  On this day in history birth of valentin Molitor, composer  

1641  Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722) was born on April - 15.  

1646  On April - 15 birth of king Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1053  On April - 15 death of godwin, Earl of Wessex  

1220  Adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

1415  Death of Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian on April - 15.  

1472  Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1502  Jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies on April - 15.  

1605  On this day in history boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies  

1607  On this day in history cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78  

1610  Johan van Duivenoorde, mister of Warmond, dies at about 62 on this day in history.  

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