On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Penninsula

Famous Deaths

  • Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, dies of cancer at 75
  • Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), dies of cancer at 65
  • Eddie LeBaron, American football player, dies at 85
  • John Paul Hammerschmidt, American politician (Rep-R-AR, 1967-93 ), dies at 92