April 15

April 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 15, include:

  • Auctioneers Day - April 15, 2017 (Third Saturday of April)
  • Father Damien Day 
  • Holy Saturday
  • Husband Appreciation Day - April 15, 2017 (Third Saturday of April)
  • Jackie Robinson Day
  • McDonald's Day 
  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day 
  • One Day Without Shoes 
  • Orthodox Holy Saturday - April 15, 2017 (movable date)
  • Record Store Day - April 15, 2017 (Third Saturday of April)
  • Rubber Eraser Day 
  • Take a Wild Guess Day 
  • That Sucks Day 
  • Titanic Remembrance Day 
  • World Art Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 15, are:

  • American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - April 14-16, 2017
  • Holy Week - April 9-15, 2017
  • International Wildlife Film Week - April 15-22, 2017
  • Jewish Heritage Week - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 Movable Week observed during Passover
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Library Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 9-15, 2017
  • National Park Week - April 15-22, 2017
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Week of April)
  • National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2017
  • National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Tattoo Week - April 12-19, 2017
  • Pan American Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Week that includes April 14th)
  • Passiontide - April 2-15, 2017 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
  • Passover (also known as Pesach) - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 (movable date)

2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 15, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival  - Weekend One = April 14-16, 2017 and Weekend Two April 21-23, 2017 in Indio, California

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 15 is Aries.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist, and architect (d. 1519)
  • 1684 - Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27) (d. 1727)
  • 1890 - Percy Shaw, English businessman who invented the "cat's eye" (the raised pavement markers) (d. 1976)
  • 1892 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch-American author (The Hiding Place), and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1894 - Bessie Smith, American jazz singer and actress who was nicknamed the Empress of the Blues (d. 1937)
  • 1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (Bewitched) (d. 1995)
  • 1951 - Heloise, American journalist and author
  • 1959 - Emma Thompson, English actress and screenwriter
  • 1982 - Seth Rogen, Canadian-American comedian, actor, director, producer and screenwriter


Famous Deaths

  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln, American politician and 16th President of the United States (b. 1809)
  • 1912 - Victims of the RMS Titanic that sank after striking an iceberg. In all more than 1,500 people died, including John Jacob Astor IV, an American colonel and businessman.


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1978 - Danielle Steel, novelist weds William George Toth
  • 1994 - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. marries Mary Richardson
  • 2011 - Christian Aquilera, pop singer, divorces Jordan Bratman, music executive after 5 years of marriage


Quote of the Day



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This Day in History

  • 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot by John Wilkes Booth the previous evening. VP Andrew Johnson becomes President
  • 1892 - The General Electric (GE) Company is formed
  • 1912 - The RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20am after hitting an iceberg. 710 of the 2,227 passengers/crew on board survive
  • 1923 - Insulin becomes available for use by people with diabetes
  • 1924 Rand McNally publishes it first road atlas
  • 1964 - The first Ford Mustang is finished two days before it goes on sale nationwide
  • 1969 - North Korea shoots down a US Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board
  • 2014 - 200 female students are abducted in Borno State, Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram


This Day in Music

  • 1961 - After 1375 performances, "Music Man" closed at the Majestic Theater in New York City
  • 1989 - "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles starts a 4 week run at #1 on the UK Singles chart
  • 1989 - "She Drives Me Crazy" by The Fine Young Cannibals hits #1 on the US singles chart


This Day in Sports

  • 1896 - The Games of the Olympiad in Athens, Greece close
  • 1910 - William H. Taft is the first US President to throw out the 1st ball at a baseball game
  • 2013 - Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others
  • 1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes the 1st African-American drafted to play for the Dodgers major league baseball team


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Eschatology (noun)

1.  (countable) System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death.
2.  (uncountable) The study of the end times — the end of the world, notably in Christian theology the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment.

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