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15th of April 1071 EVENT Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
15th of April 1450 EVENT Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
15th of April 1632 EVENT Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
15th of April 1715 EVENT Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
15th of April 1738 EVENT Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
15th of April 1755 EVENT Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
15th of April 1783 EVENT Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
15th of April 1802 EVENT William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
15th of April 1817 EVENT Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
15th of April 1865 EVENT Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
15th of April 1892 EVENT The General Electric Company is formed. Titanic disaster.
15th of April 1896 EVENT Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
15th of April 1900 EVENT Philippine : American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
15th of April 1912 EVENT The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people are killed.
15th of April 1920 EVENT Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.
15th of April 1921 EVENT Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
15th of April 1923 EVENT Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
15th of April 1924 EVENT Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
15th of April 1927 EVENT The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
15th of April 1935 EVENT Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
15th of April 1936 EVENT First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
15th of April 1940 EVENT The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
15th of April 1941 EVENT In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
15th of April 1942 EVENT The George Cross is awarded to "to the island fortress of Malta : its people and defenders" by King George VI.
15th of April 1945 EVENT The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
15th of April 1947 EVENT Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
15th of April 1952 EVENT The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
15th of April 1955 EVENT McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
15th of April 1957 EVENT White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
15th of April 1958 EVENT Walter O'Malley's Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.
15th of April 1960 EVENT At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
15th of April 1969 EVENT The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
15th of April 1970 EVENT During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
15th of April 1979 EVENT A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
15th of April 1983 EVENT Tokyo Disney Resort (and the Tokyo Disneyland park) opens in Tokyo Bay (Japan)
15th of April 1986 EVENT The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
15th of April 1989 EVENT Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi Final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool F.C. fans.
15th of April 1989 EVENT Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People's Republic of China.
15th of April 1992 EVENT The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
15th of April 1994 EVENT Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization (effective January 1, 1995).
15th of April 2002 EVENT An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
15th of April 2010 EVENT Heather Knight was inaugurated as President of Pacific Union College, becoming the first African-American women to lead an Adventist College in North America.
15th of April 2010 EVENT Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.
15th of April 2011 EVENT 2011 Cirebon bombing : a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in an Indonesian Police compound in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.
15th of April 1452 BIRTHDAY Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (d. 1519)
15th of April 1469 BIRTHDAY Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (d. 1539)
15th of April 1489 BIRTHDAY Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
15th of April 1552 BIRTHDAY Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
15th of April 1588 BIRTHDAY Claudius Salmasius, French classical scholar (d. 1653)
15th of April 1641 BIRTHDAY Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
15th of April 1642 BIRTHDAY Suleiman II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1691)
15th of April 1646 BIRTHDAY King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
15th of April 1646 BIRTHDAY Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
15th of April 1684 BIRTHDAY Catherine I of Russia (d. 1727)
15th of April 1688 BIRTHDAY Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (d. 1758)
15th of April 1707 BIRTHDAY Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (d. 1783)
15th of April 1710 BIRTHDAY William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
15th of April 1721 BIRTHDAY Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English military leader (d. 1765)
15th of April 1741 BIRTHDAY Charles Willson Peale, American painter, soldier and naturalist (d. 1827)
15th of April 1772 BIRTHDAY Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
15th of April 1793 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German astronomer (d. 1864)
15th of April 1794 BIRTHDAY Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
15th of April 1800 BIRTHDAY James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)
15th of April 1809 BIRTHDAY Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician (d. 1877)
15th of April 1828 BIRTHDAY Jean Danjou, French Foreign Legion officer (d. 1863)
15th of April 1832 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
15th of April 1841 BIRTHDAY Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
15th of April 1843 BIRTHDAY Henry James, American author (d. 1916)
15th of April 1856 BIRTHDAY Jean Moreas, Greek poet (d. 1910)
15th of April 1858 BIRTHDAY Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)
15th of April 1861 BIRTHDAY Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)
15th of April 1874 BIRTHDAY George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
15th of April 1874 BIRTHDAY Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
15th of April 1875 BIRTHDAY James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer (d. 1953)
15th of April 1878 BIRTHDAY Robert Walser, Swiss writer (d. 1956)
15th of April 1879 BIRTHDAY Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
15th of April 1883 BIRTHDAY Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
15th of April 1885 BIRTHDAY Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
15th of April 1886 BIRTHDAY Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
15th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
15th of April 1889 BIRTHDAY A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
15th of April 1889 BIRTHDAY Thomas Hart Benton, American muralist (d. 1975)
15th of April 1892 BIRTHDAY Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
15th of April 1892 BIRTHDAY Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
15th of April 1894 BIRTHDAY Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)
15th of April 1894 BIRTHDAY Bessie Smith, American blues singer (d. 1937)
15th of April 1895 BIRTHDAY Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
15th of April 1896 BIRTHDAY Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
15th of April 1901 BIRTHDAY Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)
15th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
15th of April 1904 BIRTHDAY Arshile Gorky, Armenian artist (d. 1948)
15th of April 1907 BIRTHDAY Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ethologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
15th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (d. 1995)
15th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
15th of April 1910 BIRTHDAY Miguel Najdorf, Argentine chess grandmaster (d. 1997)
15th of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Kim Il-sung, President of North Korea (d. 1994)
15th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
15th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Hans Conried, American actor (d. 1982)
15th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY James Kee, American politician (d. 1989)
15th of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist
15th of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Richard von Weizsacker, President of Germany
15th of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Georgi Beregovoi, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1995)
15th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor
15th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Harold Washington, American politician (d. 1987)
15th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY Robert DePugh, American anti-Communist activist (d. 2009)
15th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Sir Neville Marriner, English conductor
15th of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
15th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Vigdis Finnbogadottir, President of Iceland
15th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY David Hamilton, British photographer, film director and producer
15th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Roy Clark, American musician
15th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (d. 1995)
15th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Boris Strugatsky, Russian author
15th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Jim Towers, English footballer (d. 2010)
15th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Stavros Paravas, Greek actor
15th of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
15th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Bob Luman, American country singer (d. 1978)
15th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
15th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress
15th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Marty Wilde, British singer
15th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Willie Davis, American baseball player
15th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
15th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Archer, British author
15th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
15th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Robert Walker Jr., American actor
15th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Howard Berman, American politician
15th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Walt Hazzard, American basketball player
15th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
15th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
15th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
15th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Dzhokhar Dudaev, Chechen leader (d. 1996)
15th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Pete Rouse, American White House Chief of Staff to President Obama
15th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American writer and television producer
15th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
15th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Mike Chapman, British songwriter
15th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Lois Chiles, American actress
15th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Woolly Wolstenholme, British musician
15th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
15th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Tonio K, American singer
15th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Craig Zadan, American film producer
15th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
15th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Josiane Balasko, French actress, director and screenwriter
15th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Amy Wright, American actress
15th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Heloise, American newspaper columnist
15th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
15th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Bengt Gingsjo, Swedish swimmer
15th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Glenn Shadix, American actor
15th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Brian Muir, British sculptor and creator of Darth Vader
15th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Sam McMurray, American actor
15th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Greek politician
15th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Seka, American pornographic actress
15th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
15th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Michael Cooper, American basketball player
15th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Evelyn Ashford, American athlete
15th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Keith Acton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
15th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Dolores Gordon-Smith, British writer
15th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Noni ?oannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
15th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player
15th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
15th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
15th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
15th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Emma Thompson, English actress
15th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Kevin Lowe, Canadian ice hockey player and general manager
15th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
15th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Susanne Bier, Danish film director
15th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Tony Jones, English snooker player
15th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY HRH Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, heir to the Belgian throne
15th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
15th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Tom Kane, American voice actor
15th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
15th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Bobby Pepper, American journalist
15th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Linda Perry, American musician
15th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Samantha Fox, English singer
15th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)
15th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Dara Torres, American swimmer
15th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Ed O'Brien, British musician (Radiohead)
15th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Stacey Williams, American model
15th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player
15th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Waite, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
15th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Flex Alexander, American actor
15th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Kate Harbour, English voice actress
15th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Jason Sehorn, American football player
15th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Katy Hill, British television presenter
15th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Arturo Gatti, Canadian boxer (d. 2009)
15th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Lou Romano, American voice actor
15th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Keith Malley, American comedian and podcaster (Keith and The Girl)
15th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Mike Quinn, American football player
15th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Danny Pino, American actor
15th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Douglas Spain, American actor
15th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
15th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Phil Labonte, American vocalist (All That Remains)
15th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Susan Ward, American actress
15th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
15th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Brian Pothier, American ice hockey player
15th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Austin Aries, American wrestler
15th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Anna Torv, Australian actress
15th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Milton Bradley, American baseball player
15th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
15th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Natalie Casey, British actress
15th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY James Foster, English cricketer
15th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Raul Lopez, Spanish basketball player
15th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Willie Mason, Australian rugby league player
15th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Victor Nunez, Costa Rican footballer
15th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Billy Yates, American football player
15th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Frank Schleck, Luxembourgish professional cyclist
15th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Andres D'Alessandro, Argentine football player
15th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Seth Wulsin, American artist
15th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
15th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Anthony Green, American musician
15th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer
15th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
15th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Matt Cardle, British singer/songwriter
15th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
15th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer
15th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Martin Pedersen, Danish professional cyclist
15th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
15th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Bronson La'Cassie, Australian professional golfer
15th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
15th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Ben Kasica, guitarist (Skillet)
15th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Chris Cates, American baseball player
15th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Amy Reid, German pornographic actress
15th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY John Danks, American baseball player
15th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
15th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Tom Heaton, English footballer
15th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Ghanaian footballer
15th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Sapphire Elia, English actres
15th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Thomas Albanese, Italian footballer
15th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Eliza Doolittle, English singer
15th of April 1990 BIRTHDAY Emma Watson, English actress
15th of April 1991 BIRTHDAY Daiki Arioka, Japanese actor & singer
15th of April 1992 BIRTHDAY Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
15th of April 1992 BIRTHDAY Richard Sandrak, American bodybuilder
15th of April 1053 DEATH Godwin, Earl of Wessex (Born 1001)
15th of April 1220 DEATH Adolf of Altena, Archbishop of Cologne (Born 1157)
15th of April 1415 DEATH Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian (Born 1355)
15th of April 1446 DEATH Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect (Born 1377)
15th of April 1610 DEATH Robert Parsons, English Jesuit priest (Born 1546)
15th of April 1621 DEATH John Carver, first governor of Plymouth Colony (Born 1576)
15th of April 1632 DEATH George Calvert, Proprietor of the Avalon (Maryland) Colony (Born 1580)
15th of April 1641 DEATH Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (Born 1581)
15th of April 1652 DEATH Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
15th of April 1659 DEATH Simon Dach, German poet (Born 1605)
15th of April 1704 DEATH Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Born 1628)
15th of April 1719 DEATH Francoise d'Aubigne, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (Born 1635)
15th of April 1754 DEATH Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (Born 1676)
15th of April 1761 DEATH Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician (Born 1682)
15th of April 1761 DEATH William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (Born 1696)
15th of April 1764 DEATH Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (Born 1721)
15th of April 1764 DEATH Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer (Born 1679)
15th of April 1765 DEATH Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scientist and writer (Born 1711)
15th of April 1788 DEATH Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer (Born 1711)
15th of April 1793 DEATH Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (Born 1718)
15th of April 1804 DEATH Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (Born 1761)
15th of April 1854 DEATH Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (Born 1773)
15th of April 1865 DEATH Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (Born 1809)
15th of April 1888 DEATH Matthew Arnold, English poet (Born 1822)
15th of April 1889 DEATH Father Damien, Flemish missionary (Born 1840)
15th of April 1898 DEATH Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
15th of April 1912 DEATH Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic (Born 1850) Henry Tingle Wilde, Chief Officer (b. 1872) William McMaster Murdoch, First Officer (b. 1873) James Paul Moody, Sixth Officer (b. 1887) Jack Phillips, British wireless telegraphist. (b. 1887) John Jacob Astor IV, billionaire (b. 1864) Thomas Andrews, Irish-born businessman and shipbuilder (b. 1873) William T. Stead American author and journalist (b. 1849)
15th of April 1927 DEATH Gaston Leroux, French writer (Born 1868)
15th of April 1938 DEATH Cesar Vallejo, Peruvian poet (Born 1892)
15th of April 1942 DEATH Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (Born 1880)
15th of April 1943 DEATH Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (Born 1882)
15th of April 1944 DEATH Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin, Soviet general (Born 1901)
15th of April 1945 DEATH Hermann Florstedt, Nazi leader (Born 1895)
15th of April 1948 DEATH Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (Born 1892)
15th of April 1949 DEATH Wallace Beery, American actor (Born 1885)
15th of April 1957 DEATH Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (Born 1917)
15th of April 1962 DEATH Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (Born 1911)
15th of April 1962 DEATH Clara Blandick, American actress (Born 1880)
15th of April 1963 DEATH Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (Born 1903)
15th of April 1969 DEATH Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen of Spain (Born 1887)
15th of April 1970 DEATH Ripper Collins, American baseball player (Born 1904)
15th of April 1971 DEATH Gurgen Boryan, Armenian poet and playwright (Born 1915)
15th of April 1971 DEATH Dan Reeves, American football team owner (Born 1912)
15th of April 1974 DEATH Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (Born 1906)
15th of April 1975 DEATH Richard Conte, American actor (Born 1910)
15th of April 1980 DEATH Raymond Bailey, American actor (Born 1904)
15th of April 1980 DEATH Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1905)
15th of April 1982 DEATH Arthur Lowe, British actor (Born 1915)
15th of April 1983 DEATH John Engstead, American photographer (Born 1909)
15th of April 1983 DEATH Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (Born 1892)
15th of April 1984 DEATH Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (Born 1925)
15th of April 1984 DEATH Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedy magician (Born 1921)
15th of April 1986 DEATH Jean Genet, French author (Born 1910)
15th of April 1988 DEATH Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (Born 1954)
15th of April 1988 DEATH Kenneth Williams, English actor and comedian (Born 1926)
15th of April 1989 DEATH Nesuhi Ertegun, American record executive (Born 1917)
15th of April 1989 DEATH Hu Yaobang, Chinese politician (Born 1915)
15th of April 1990 DEATH Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Born 1905)
15th of April 1992 DEATH Otis Barton, American deep-sea diver (Born 1899)
15th of April 1993 DEATH John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (Born 1908)
15th of April 1993 DEATH Leslie Charteris, Singapore-born author (Born 1907)
15th of April 1994 DEATH John Curry, English figure skater (Born 1949)
15th of April 1995 DEATH Harry Shoulberg, American painter, serigrapher (Born 1903)
15th of April 1998 DEATH Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (Born 1925)
15th of April 1999 DEATH Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (Born 1944)
15th of April 2000 DEATH Edward Gorey, American illustrator (Born 1925)
15th of April 2001 DEATH Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (Born 1951)
15th of April 2002 DEATH Damon Knight, American author (Born 1922)
15th of April 2002 DEATH Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player and United States Supreme Court Justice (Born 1917)
15th of April 2003 DEATH Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (Born 1941)
15th of April 2003 DEATH Reg Bundy, British performer (Born 1941)
15th of April 2004 DEATH Ray Condo, Canadian musician (Born 1950)
15th of April 2004 DEATH Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese manga artist (Born 1934)
15th of April 2005 DEATH John Fred, American singer (Born 1941)
15th of April 2007 DEATH Brant Parker, American cartoonist (Born 1920)
15th of April 2008 DEATH Benoit Lamy, Belgian movie director (Born 1945)
15th of April 2008 DEATH Sean Costello, American blues musician (Born 1979)
15th of April 2008 DEATH Krister Stendahl, Swedish theologian and bishop (Born 1921)
15th of April 2009 DEATH Ed Blake, American baseball player (Born 1925)
15th of April 2009 DEATH Sir Clement Freud, British writer, broadcaster, and MP (Born 1924)
15th of April 2009 DEATH Laszlo Tisza, Hungarian-born American physicist (Born 1907)
15th of April 2010 DEATH Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (Born 1939)
15th of April 2011 DEATH Vittorio Arrigoni, Italian peace activist (Born 1975)

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