On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1965

Historical Events

Theater 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"; Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful"), 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
1965 Highlights

About April 15, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries