What Happened on April 15, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:10:22 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:25
  • 33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq
  • Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • Nicol├ís Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela

Famous Deaths

  • Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), dies at 66
  • Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79