On This Day

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 and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), born in Depok, Buitenzorg, Dutch East Indies (d. 2017)

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, dies at 61
  • Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62