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Notable Historical Events for April 15th

19732nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1738Premiere in London of "Serse", an Italian opera by George Frederic Handel.

1959Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

1991Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

1997Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

1947Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

1493-20/4 Barcelona] Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Isabella

1992William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

1945FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home

1955Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants (Illinois)

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Notable Birthdays on April 15th

1875James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

1894Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)

1982Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

1933Elizabeth Montgomery, Los Angeles California, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched)

1908Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

1943Robert Lefkowitz, NYC, New York, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry)

1452Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary

1990Emma Watson, Paris, France, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series)

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Notable Weddings on April 15th

1953Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

1978Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

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Notable Deaths on April 15th

1980Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

1888Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

1948Philippine president Manuel Roxas, dies of heart attack at 56

1990Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

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