April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2022 is the 105th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
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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.
- 1755Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
- 1923Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
- 1924Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
- 1940The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
- 1947Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
- 1952The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
- 1957White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
- 1970During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
- 1986The 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.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1646King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
- 1908Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (d. 1995)
- 1916Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
- 1931Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish writer, poet and translator, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature
- 1949Craig Zadan, American film producer
- 1950Amy Wright, American actress
- 1952Brian Muir, British sculptor and creator of Darth Vader
- 1978Austin Aries, American wrestler
- 1978Milton Bradley, American baseball player
- 1980Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
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