On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland takes men's race in 2:13:39; American Miki Gorman women's winner in 2:47:11
  • Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Pino, American actor
  • Douglas Spain, American actor
  • Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • Mike Quinn, quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Sergei Krivokrasov, Angarsk Russia, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Olympic silver 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)