What Happened on April 15, 2013

Historical Events

  • 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia men's winner in 2:10:22; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins women's section 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

Election of Interest

Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela

2013 History

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • Jo Roland [Rolando Bonardelli], Swiss pop singer and TV personality (Rendez-vous), known as the 'Swiss Perry Como', dies at 80
  • 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

About April 15, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
  • UK #1 Song: Need U (100 Percent) - Duke Dumont Ft. Ame