On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 2015

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Avengers: Age of Ultron", directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Migrant ship carrying around 550 sinks off the Libyan coast, about 400 drown

Famous Deaths

  • Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, dies at 74

Person of interestGünter Grass

Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass