On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 2020

Historical Events

  • Revised death count for New York taking into account assumed COVID-19 deaths makes the city's per-capita death rate higher than Italy at 10,367 at this date

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

South Korea is 1st country to hold a general election under COVID-19, President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic party wins in a landslide

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in
  • US's deadliest day during COVID-19 pandemic with 2,752 deaths reported

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Dennehy, American actor (Cocoon, Death of a Salesman), dies at 81
  • Dámaso García, Dominican baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1984, 85; Silver Slugger Award 1982; Toronto Blue Jays), dies from a malignant brain tumour at 63
  • Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Birth of the Cool), dies of COVID-19 complications at 92
  • Willie Davis, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Super Bowl 1967, 68; Pro Bowl 1963-67; First-team All-Pro 1962, 64–67; Green Bay Packers), dies from kidney failure at 85
2020 Highlights

About April 15, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries