Historical Events In April - 15
Sunday, 13 June 2021
1984 Tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61 on April - 15.
1985 Challenger moves to launch pad on this day in history.
1985 E Bowell discovers asteroids #3527 McCord & #3663 on this day in history.
1985 Geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1986 On April - 15 uS air raids Libya, respondings to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
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 this day in history.
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 Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois on this day in history.
1989 Charles Vanel, dies at 96 on April - 15.
1990 On this day in history "In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV
1990 On April - 15 greta Garbo actress, dies at 84
1990 Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84 on April - 15.
1991 On this day in history david Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83
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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
2001 Natalie Rasmussen gets a new car from her parents in Yorba Linda on this day in history.
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 April - 15.
2013 3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April - 15.
2017 On this day in history suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children
2019 On this day in history aretha Franklin posthumously receives the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, first individual woman to win it since 1930
2019 On this day in history 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.