On This Day in History for April 15 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 1978 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
  • 1978 Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • 1979 A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) on Montenegro coast.
  • 1981 Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award winning stry about an 8-year-old heroin addict is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story
  • 1982 Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display
  • 1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens
  • 1984 Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing
  • 1986 US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
  • 1986 The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
  • 1987 Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" premieres in NYC
  • 1988 Meteorite explode above Indonesia
  • 1988 Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles" premieres in NYC
  • 1989 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
  • 1989 Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
  • 1989 Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
  • 1990 "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV
  • 1990 Greenidge & Haynes make 298 opening stand (v Eng), their best
  • 1991 East-Europe Bank forms in London
  • 1991 Europe foreign ministers lift most remaining sanctions against S Afr
  • 1991 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week
  • 1991 Ton Sijbrands improves world record blind checker games (15 wins)
  • 1992 Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion
  • 1992 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight
  • 1992 Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation
  • 1992 The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1994 Indians loses 1st game at Jacobs Field, KC wins 2-1
  • 1994 WMMS-FM's Jeff & Flash, & entire station staff, are fired
  • 1997 America On Line begins service in Japan
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM
  • 1997 Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.
  • 2002 An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
  • 2009 Even though official government sources state that Argentina's GDP will actually grow this year, private consulting firms state that Argentine economy has actually been in recession since October 2008
  • 2010 Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.
  • 2011 "Black Friday" for online poker in the US: indicment United States v. Scheinberg shuts down sites, accussing companies of fraud and money laundering
  • 2012 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack
  • 2012 China loosens monetary policy and allows the Yuan to fluctuate up to 1% against the US dollar
  • 2012 US Secret Service inappropriate conduct scandal begins with at least 11 people implicated
  • 2013 33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq
  • 2013 Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela
  • 2017 Suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 116 of 116

  • 1947 Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
  • 1951 Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
  • 1951 Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
  • 1951 John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
  • 1951 Marsha S Ivins, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1952 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1955 Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1956 Gregory J Harbaugh, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1958 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
  • 1958 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
  • 1960 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960 Philippe of Belgium, King of the Belgians (2013-), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1963 Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • 1965 Soichi Noguchi, astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1967 Alt, Brazilian comic creator
  • 1981 Seth Wulsin, American artist

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History