On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 89th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith repeats as men's champion in 2:14:05; American Lisa Larsen Weidenbach takes women's title in 2:34:06
  • Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
  • John Danks, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Stroman, Dutch writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard), dies at 82