On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 44th Boston Marathon won by Gérard Côté of Canada in 2:28:28.6; first of 4 wins in the event
  • British troops land at Narvik, Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972), born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, English novelist, born in Finsbury, London
  • Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York