What Happened on April 15, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Thompson Jr., American Vietnam War veteran who played a major role in ending the 1968 My Lai massacre, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • Mighty Sam McClain, American soul and blues singer-songwriter, born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)

Person of interestRobert Lefkowitz

Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Robert Lefkowitz

Famous Deaths

  • Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
  • Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62