On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 106th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Rodgers Rop claims men's event in 2:09:02; Margaret Okayo women's winner in 2:20:43
  • An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

Famous Deaths

  • Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player and U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1917)
  • Damon Francis Knight, American sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier), dies at 79