On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 2015

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia wins men's race in 2:09:17; Caroline Rotich of Kenya women's champion in 2:24:55
  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Anthony Doerr's for his novel "All the Light We Cannot See" and to Elizabeth Kolbert for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"

Famous Deaths

  • Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 81
  • Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, dies at 84
  • Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), dies at 96