April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2023 was the 105th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1755Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
- 1802William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1924Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
- 1979A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
- 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?
- 1641Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
- 1935Stavros Paravas, Greek actor
- 1940Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
- 1952Brian Muir, British sculptor and creator of Darth Vader
- 1954Seka, American pornographic actress
- 1960Susanne Bier, Danish film director
- 1963Bobby Pepper, American journalist
- 1975Phil Labonte, American vocalist (All That Remains)
- 1981Andrés D'Alessandro, Argentine football player
- 1991Daiki Arioka, Japanese actor & singer
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