On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • 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