On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • New Canadian small cent coin is released
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial: paymaster shot and killed along with his guard

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart (d. 2015)
  • Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacob van Stolk Azn, art collector, dies at 74