What Happened on April 15, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • America On Line begins service in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMaisie Williams

Maisie Williams, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Moskowitz, American writer and historian of science fiction, dies at 76
  • Zdenek Mlynar, Sec of Czech Communist Central Committee (1968), dies