Historical Events In April - 15
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
1984 On this day in history tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61
1985 On April - 15 challenger moves to launch pad
1985 On April - 15 e Bowell discovers asteroids #3527 McCord & #3663
1985 Geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon on April - 15.
1986 American warplanes bomb Tripoli, Libya, in retaliation for Libyan terrorism on April - 15.
1986 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 on this day in history.
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 On April - 15 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 On April - 15 south African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
1989 Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois on April - 15.
1989 Charles Vanel, dies at 96 on this day in history.
1990 "In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV on this day in history.
1990 On April - 15 greta Garbo actress, dies at 84
1990 Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1991 David Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83 on April - 15.
1991 On April - 15 former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglarly
1991 On this day in history 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 Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx loses its accreditation on this day in history.
1992 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches the most NHL games (1,438) on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
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 Suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children on this day in history.
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 April - 15.
2019 On April - 15 during Holy Week, a major fire engulfs Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, resulting in the roof and main spire collapsing.