On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
  • US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
  • Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket

Famous Birthdays

  • Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
  • Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76
  • Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42