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Saturday 15 April 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Jackie Robinson Day (United States)
  • Tax Day, the official deadline for filing an individual tax return (or requesting an extension). (United States, Philippines)

Events

  • 1986 – 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.
  • 1969 – The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
  • 1936 – First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine.
  • 1924 – Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • 1922 – U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which leads to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.
  • 1907 – Triangle Fraternity is founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • 1900 – Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
  • 1861 – President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75,000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War.
  • 1817 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1783 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.

Births

  • 1988 – Chris Tillman, American baseball pitcher
  • 1984 – Antonio Cromartie, American football player
  • 1984 – Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Anthony Green, American singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Seth Rogen, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1980 – Aida Mollenkamp, American chef and author
  • 1980 – Billy Yates, American football player
  • 1978 – Luis Fonsi, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1978 – Milton Bradley, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Brian Pothier, American ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Sarah Teichmann, German-American biophysicist and immunologist
  • 1974 – Danny Pino, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Douglas Spain, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1974 – Mike Quinn, American football player
  • 1974 – Tim Thomas, American ice hockey player
  • 1972 – Lou Romano, American animator and voice actor
  • 1971 – Jason Sehorn, American football player
  • 1970 – Chris Huffins, American decathlete and coach
  • 1969 – Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player
  • 1967 – Dara Torres, American swimmer and journalist
  • 1966 – Mott Green, American businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1965 – Kevin Stevens, American ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • 1962 – Tom Kane, American voice actor
  • 1961 – Carol W. Greider, American molecular biologist
  • 1961 – Dawn Wright, American geographer and oceanographer
  • 1957 – Evelyn Ashford, American runner and coach
  • 1956 – Michael Cooper, American basketball player and coach
  • 1952 – Avital Ronell, Czech-American philosopher and academic
  • 1951 – Heloise, American journalist and author
  • 1951 – John L. Phillips, American captain and astronaut
  • 1951 – Marsha Ivins, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1950 – Amy Wright, American actress
  • 1949 – Craig Zadan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1948 – Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • 1947 – Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor
  • 1947 – Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1947 – Lois Chiles, American model and actress
  • 1946 – Pete Rouse, American politician, White House Chief of Staff
  • 1943 – Hugh Thompson, Jr., American soldier and pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1943 – Robert Lefkowitz, American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 – Francis X. DiLorenzo, American bishop
  • 1942 – Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1942 – Walt Hazzard, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1941 – Howard Berman, American lawyer and politician
  • 1940 – Willie Davis, American baseball player and actor (d. 2010)
  • 1937 – Bob Luman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)
  • 1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress and producer (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – Roy Clark, American musician and television personality
  • 1927 – Robert Mills, American physicist and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1925 – George Shuffler, American guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Robert DePugh, American activist, founded the Minutemen (an anti-Communist organization) (d. 2009)
  • 1922 – Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1987)
  • 1922 – Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Angelo DiGeorge, American physician and endocrinologist (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Hans Conried, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1917 – James Kee, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1916 – Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1916 – Helene Hanff, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – Elizabeth Catlett, African-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 2012)
  • 1912 – William Congdon, American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1998)
  • 1908 – Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – eden ahbez, Scottish-American songwriter and recording artist (d. 1995)
  • 1904 – Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1948)
  • 1903 – John Williams, English-American actor (d. 1983)
  • 1894 – Bessie Smith, African-American singer and actress (d. 1937)
  • 1892 – Corrie ten Boom, Dutch-American clocksmith Nazi resister, and author (d. 1983)
  • 1890 – Percy Shaw, English businessman, invented the cat's eye (d. 1976)
  • 1889 – A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
  • 1889 – Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and educator (d. 1975)
  • 1879 – Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1875 – James J. Jeffries, American boxer and promoter (d. 1953)
  • 1874 – George Harrison Shull, American botanist and geneticist (d. 1954)
  • 1843 – Henry James, American novelist, short writer, and critic (d. 1916)
  • 1841 – Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian businessman and politician, founded the Seagram Company Ltd (d. 1919)
  • 1741 – Charles Willson Peale, American painter and soldier (d. 1827)
  • 1469 – Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru (d. 1539)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Clifton James, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Jonathan Crombie, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1966)
  • 2014 – John Houbolt, American engineer and academic (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Richard LeParmentier, American-English actor and screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Dwayne Schintzius, American basketball player (b. 1968)
  • 2012 – Paul Bogart, American director and producer (b. 1919)
  • 2010 – Jack Herer, American author and activist (b. 1939)
  • 2010 – Michael Pataki, American actor and director (b. 1938)
  • 2009 – László Tisza, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (b. 1907)
  • 2007 – Brant Parker, American illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 2002 – Byron White, American football player, lawyer, and jurist, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1917)
  • 2002 – Damon Knight, American author and critic (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2000 – Edward Gorey, American poet and illustrator (b. 1925)
  • 1998 – William Congdon, American-Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1912)
  • 1990 – Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1980 – Raymond Bailey, American actor and soldier (b. 1904)
  • 1966 – Habibullah Bahar Chowdhury, Bengali politician, writer, journalist, first health minister of East Pakistan
  • 1962 – Clara Blandick, American actress (b. 1880)
  • 1949 – Wallace Beery, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - Archibald Butt, American general and journalist (b. 1865)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (b. 1865)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - Henry B. Harris, American producer and manager (b. 1866)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - Ida Straus, German-American businesswoman (b. 1849)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - Isidor Straus, German-American businessman and politician (b. 1845)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - Jacques Futrelle, American journalist and author (b. 1875)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - John Jacob Astor IV, American colonel, businessman, and author (b. 1864)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - John Thayer, American cricketer (b. 1862)
  • 1912 – Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster - William McMaster Murdoch, Scottish sailor and first officer (b. 1873)
  • 1865 – Abraham Lincoln, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 16th President of the United States (b. 1809)
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