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April 15th

April 15th is the 105th day of the year (106th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 15th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 15th

1367 Henry IV (King of England 1399-1413)

1452 Leonardo da Vinci (artist, visionary)

Leonardo da Vinci

1469 Guru Nanak (Sikh Guru)

1642 Suleiman II (Ottoman Sultan 1687-1691)

1707 Leonhard Euler (mathematician, physicist)

1843 Henry James (novelist, short story writer, critic)

1883 Stanley Bruce (Prime Minister of Australia 1923-1929)

1890 Percy Shaw (inventor of the cat's eye)

1894 Nikita Khrushchev (Soviet leader)

Nikita Khruschev

1912 Kim Il-Sung (North Korean leader 1948-1994)

Kim Il-Sung

1922 Harold Washington (first African-American mayor of Chicago)

1939 Marty Wilde (singer-songwriter, actor)

1940 Jeffrey Archer (author, British politician)

1942 Kenneth Lay (businessman)

1947 Lois Chiles (actress, model)

1948 Phil Mogg (singer-songwriter, musician - UFO)

1958 Benjamin Zephaniah (author, actor, singer)

1959 Emma Thompson (actor, comedian, screenwriter)

Emma Thompson

1966 Samantha Fox (singer, model)

1971 Katy Hill (TV and radio host)

1982 Seth Rogen (actor, comedian, writer, producer, director)

April 15th in History

1071 Byzantine Empire loses Bari, its last possession in southern Italy.

1738 Handel's opera Serse premieres in London.

1755 Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published.

1865 Abraham Lincoln dies, after being shot the previous day by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.

Abraham Lincoln

1892 General Electric Company formed.

1912 RMS Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg.

1923 Insulin becomes generally available to diabetics.

1924 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

1942 Malta is awarded the George Cross.

1947 Jackie Robinson is the first African-American to play in modern major league baseball.

Jackie Robinson

1952 B-52 Stratofortress flies for the first time.


1955 First McDonald's restaurant opens.

1986 United States bombs Libya in retaliation for a terrorist attack on a discotheque in Berlin.

2019 The cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris is seriously damaged by fire.

April 15th is also

Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson

Feast of Saint Paternus (Catholicism)

Father Damien Day (Hawaii)


People born on April 15th are Aries


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