April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2016 was the 106th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
April 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1450Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1715Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1896Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
- 1923Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
- 1979A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
- 1989Hillsborough 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 fans.
- 1992The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- 1994Representatives 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).
Who were born on April 15?
- 1646King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
- 1908Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
- 1916Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
- 1921Georgi Beregovoi, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1995)
- 1931Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish writer, poet and translator, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature
- 1940Willie Davis, American baseball player
- 1970Flex Alexander, American actor
- 1974Danny Pino, American actor
- 1976Susan Ward, American actress
- 1985Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
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