April 15 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Birth Date of Kim Il Sung North Korea Public Holiday
Father Damien Day United States (Hawaii) Local Observance
National Take a Wild Guess Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
National Rubber Eraser Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology )
National Titanic Remembrance Day - Unofficial (Culture & History)
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Bengali New Year Bangladesh Public Holiday
Tax Day United States Observance
Good Friday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Emancipation Day observed United States (District Of Columbia) State Holiday
Passover Eve Argentina Observance
Erev Pesach Israel Observance, Hebrew
Declaration of Malacca as Historical City Malaysia (Malacca) Common Local Holiday
God of Medicine's Birthday Taiwan Observance
Songkran Thailand National Holiday
Fast and Prayer Day Liberia Public Holiday

Historical Events on April 15

  • 1817: The first American school for deaf students – the American School for the Deaf – is established in Hartford, Connecticut by Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet.
  • 1861: United States’ President Abraham Lincoln asks for 75,000 volunteers to put down the insurrection that was afflicting the country. That insurrection soon turned into the American Civil War.
  • 1865: After being shot the previous day by John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln dies. Upon his death, U.S Vice President Andrew Johnson is sworn is as President.
  • 1892:E (the General Electric Co.) is formed on this day.
  • 1900: Filipino guerrillas start a 4-day siege on Catubig in the Philippines.
  • 1912: 2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting an iceberg, the RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m. Out of 2,227 people, 1,517 people will perish and only 710 will survive.
  • 1922: A resolution is introduced by U.S Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming to investigate a secret land deal. This investigation will lead to the discovery of the Teapot Dome Scandal.
  • 1923: Insulin becomes available to diabetics.
  • 1924: The first road atlas is published by Rand McNally.
  • 1942: King George VI awards the George Cross to the Island fortress of Malta and to the people who defended it.
  • 1945: Allied forces liberate the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.
  • 1955: Ray Kroc opens a McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.
  • 1960: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is created. It’s one of the principal organization of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

Famous Birthdays on April 15

  • Italian painter, sculptor and architect, Leonardo da Vinci is born in 1452.
  • American painter Charles Willson Peale is born in 1741.
  • French-Polish teacher Nicolas Chopin is born in 1771.
  • Russian physicist, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Nikolay Semyonov is born in 1896.
  • English-American actor John Williams is born in 1903.
  • Armenian-American painter and illustrator, Arshile Gorky is born in 1904.
  • American actress Lita Grey is born in 1908.
  • American actress Elizabeth Montgomery is born in 1933.
  • American physician, biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Lefkowitz is born in 1943.
  • American actress Amy Wright is born in 1950.
  • English actress Emma Thompson is born in 1959.