On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Music releaseTheater Premiere

James Baldwin's play "The Amen Corner" premieres in NYC

Novelist and Playwright James Baldwin
Novelist and Playwright
James Baldwin
  • NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Miller, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Kevin Stevens, American NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991, 92), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer (4 Non Blondes, What's Up), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Mark Dennis, American NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers), born in Junction City, Kansas
  • Michele Redman, American golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • Soichi Noguchi, japanese astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Sydney Chaplin, English actor, half brother of Charlie Chaplin and his business manager, dies at 80