On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Meteorite explode above Indonesia
  • Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles" premieres in NYC

Famous Deaths

  • Han G. Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
  • Kenneth Williams, British actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On films), dies of an overdose at 61
  • Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)