April 2015 calendar

April 2015

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2015.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2015: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2015?


  • 01 Apr 2015 Two United States Marine Corps F-18 fighters make a precautionary landing at Taiwan's Tainan Air Force Base. (Focus Taiwan) (The Washington Times)
  • 02 Apr 2015 Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 140 people and wounding 65 others. (BBC) (AP via News24)
  • 03 Apr 2015 Five people die in a helicopter crash in a São Paulo residential area, including the son of Governor Geraldo Alckmin. (Xinhua)
  • 04 Apr 2015 6 people die in a Malaysian helicopter crash. (ABC) (CBC)
  • 05 Apr 2015 Garissa University College attack: Kenyan Air Force planes bomb two al Shabaab bases in response to last week's attack on Garissa University College. (Reuters)
  • 06 Apr 2015 Twitter and YouTube are both inaccessible for hours in Turkey; part of a crack-down on social media by the government there. (Reuters)
  • 07 Apr 2015 Intervention in Yemen: The World Health Organisation estimates that 560 people have died, more than 1,700 people have been injured and more than 100,000 people have fled their homes following the intensification of fighting three weeks ago. (AP via Virginia Gazette)
  • 08 Apr 2015 A gunfight erupts between Afghan soldiers and U.S. soldiers working for NATO's Resolute Support Mission leaving 1 Afghan and 1 U.S. soldier dead, and 3 Afghan and 2 U.S. soldiers wounded. (Reuters)
  • 09 Apr 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Gunmen mount an attack on the office of the attorney-general of Afghanistan's Balkh Province in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. (BBC)
  • 10 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): The Pakistani parliament votes not to join the Saudi led coalition in Yemen. (al-Jazeera)The United Nations warns that the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate as humanitarian aid starts to arrive. (Voice of America)
  • 11 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Heavy Saudi Arabian air strikes hit southern Yemen resulting in at least 20 deaths of Houthis soldiers and two members of rival militias. Saudi Arabia claims to have killed 500 rebels since the start of military operations in March. (Reuters), (CNN)India evacuates 5600 people including 960 foreign nationals from Yemen under Operation Raahat. Several flights were allowed to take off and land in Yemen despite the no-fly zone declared on the country. (NYT)
  • 12 Apr 2015 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): Islamic militants attack the South Korean embassy in Tripoli killing two guards and leaving another injured. (Yonhap)
  • 13 Apr 2015 Nine people die as a boat carrying people to Italy capsizes off the coast of Libya. The Italian coast guard rescues 144 people. (ANSA)
  • 14 Apr 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): At least seven people are dead after a car bomb blast south of Baghdad. (AP via Irish Times)
  • 15 Apr 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Fierce clashes in Iraq's Anbar province as Islamic State captures three villages near the provincial capital Ramadi. (The Eagle)
  • 16 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula captures Riyan Airport, seaport and oil terminal in the city of Al Mukalla in southern Yemen. (AP via Washington Times)In the past two weeks, Oman has received 2,695 people of forty-eight nationalities escaping from Yemen. (Zawya)
  • 17 Apr 2015 Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad says that the "most dangerous" leaders of ISIS are Scandinavians. (The Local)
  • 18 Apr 2015 April 2015 Jalalabad suicide bombing: A suicide bomber allegedly affiliated with ISIL strikes a bank in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan, killing at least 33 and wounding 100. (RT) (CNN) (Reuters), (BBC)
  • 19 Apr 2015 Internal conflict in Burma: Myanmar says it has lost 126 soldiers in clashes with the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in Kokang since early February. (Xinhua)
  • 20 Apr 2015 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Nine people have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy carrying food supplies to a United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland. (Reuters)
  • 21 Apr 2015 Somali Civil War (2009–present): A deadly explosion in a Mogadishu restaurant kills at least four people and injures ten others. (Al-Jazeera)
  • 22 Apr 2015 A tribal fight in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province between the Wapiago and Tapamu clans claims the lives of ten people, mostly children. (ABC News Australia)
  • 23 Apr 2015 The Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls claims that five terrorist attacks have been "foiled" in France in recent months. (France 24)
  • 24 Apr 2015 Italian police mount an operation against an al-Qaeda inspired cell in Sardinia claimed to be in operation since 2005. (NBC News)
  • 25 Apr 2015 Syrian Civil War: Islamist rebels including the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front claim to have captured most of the town of Jisr al-Shughur in the Idlib Governorate. (BBC)
  • 26 Apr 2015 Balochistan conflict: A bomb on a motorcycle kills at least 3 people and injured 20 in the town of Sibi in Pakistan's Balochistan region. (AFP via Nigeria Guardian)
  • 27 Apr 2015 Boko Haram: Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northern Nigerian town of Damasak, most likely killed by Boko Haram. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 28 Apr 2015 Iran's Navy of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution intercepts a Marshall Islands-flagged commercial cargo vessel, the Maersk Tigris, in the Strait of Hormuz and diverts it further into Iranian waters. The US dispatches the USS Farragut, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, to the location of the cargo vessel to observe and monitor the situation. (Yahoo! Politics) (CNN)
  • 29 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): An Iranian Red Crescent plane is blocked by bombing of Sanaa International Airport's runway by Saudi Arabian F-15 fighters, which unsuccessfully intercepted and issued warnings to the plane to turn back. (The Guardian)
  • 30 Apr 2015 2015 West African offensive: The Nigerian Army rescues a further 160 women and children from a Boko Haram camp in the Sambisa Forest. (CNN)

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  3. - Sugar
  4. - Thinking Out Loud
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Country: United States of America

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Written by:

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

The Cloud-Capped Star

The Cloud-Capped Star

Directed by: Ritwik Ghatak

Starring: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya


Which were the most popular books released in April 2015?
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So You'Ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You'Ve Been Publicly Shamed


Now a New York Times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's

What If? by Randall Munroe

What If?


From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr

The Lady From Zagreb


From New York Times–bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther in a series hailed by Malcolm Forbes as “the best crime novels around today.” A

Endangered by C. J. Box



New York Times–bestselling writer C. J. Box returns with a thrilling new novel, featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. She was gone.

Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns


From the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery #1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller Publishers Weekly BestsellerNow a major …