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 F-18 fighters from the United States Marine Corps make a precautionary landing at Taiwan’s Tainan Air Force Base.
  • 02 Apr 2015 At least 140 people were killed and 65 more injured when gunmen attacked Garissa University College, Kenya.
  • 03 Apr 2015 Five people, including the son and governor Geraldo Alckmin, were killed in a helicopter accident in Sao Paulo.
  • 04 Apr 2015 6 people die in a Malaysian helicopter crash.
  • 05 Apr 2015 Attack on Garissa University College: Two al Shabaab bases were bombed by the Kenyan Air Force in response to Garissa University College's attack last week.
  • 06 Apr 2015 Twitter and YouTube are inaccessible in Turkey for hours. This is part of a crackdown by the government on social media.
  • 07 Apr 2015 Intervention in Yemen: According to the World Health Organisation, 560 people died and over 1,700 were injured since three weeks ago when fighting intensified. More than 100,000 people fled their homes.
  • 08 Apr 2015 One Afghan soldier and one U.S. soldier are killed in a gunfight between Afghan soldiers, while 3 Afghan soldiers and 2 U.S. troops are wounded.
  • 09 Apr 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Gunmen attack the office of the attorney-general for Afghanistan's Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif.
  • 10 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). The Pakistani parliament votes against joining the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. (al-Jazeera). The United Nations warns Yemen that the situation is worsening as humanitarian aid begins to arrive.
  • 11 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Heavy Saudi Arabian air attacks hit southern Yemen, resulting in at most 20 deaths of Houthis soldiers as well as two members of other militias. Saudi Arabia claims that 500 rebels have been killed since March's start of military operations. (Reuters), (CNN). India evacuates 5600 Yemenis, including 960 foreigners under Operation Raahat. Many flights were allowed to land and take off from Yemen, despite the no fly zone.
  • 12 Apr 2015 Libyan Civil War (2014-present). Islamic militants attacked the South Korean Embassy in Tripoli, killing two guards. Another was injured.
  • 13 Apr 2015 Nine people are killed when a boat carrying people from Italy sinks off the coast Libya. The Italian coast guard rescues the lives of 144 people.
  • 14 Apr 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Seven people have been killed in a car bomb explosion south of Baghdad.
  • 15 Apr 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Three villages are captured by the Islamic State in Anbar Province, Iraq.
  • 16 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War: Al-Qaeda takes over Riyan Airport, a seaport and oil terminal located in Al Mukalla in southern Yemen. (AP via Washington Times). Oman has welcomed 2,695 Yemeni refugees in the last two weeks.
  • 17 Apr 2015 Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria, says that ISIS's "most dangerous" leaders are Scandinavians.
  • 18 Apr 2015 April 2015 Jalalabad suicide attack: A suicide bomber, allegedly associated with ISIL, attacks a bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He kills at least 33 people and injures 100. (RT) (CNN) (Reuters),
  • 19 Apr 2015 Myanmar claims it has lost 126 soldiers to internal conflict in Burma since February, when clashes broke out with the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (Kokang)
  • 20 Apr 2015 Somali Civil War (2009-present: Nine people were killed in a bombing attack on a convoy transporting food supplies to the Garowe compound of United Nations in Puntland, Somalia.
  • 21 Apr 2015 Somali Civil War (2009-present: A deadly explosion at a Mogadishu Restaurant kills at least 4 people and injures 10 others.
  • 22 Apr 2015 Ten people were killed in a tribal dispute in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province, between Tapamu and Wapiago clans.
  • 23 Apr 2015 Manuel Valls, the Prime Minister of France, claims that five terrorist attacks in France have occurred in recent months.
  • 24 Apr 2015 Italian police launch an operation against a Sardinian al-Qaeda-inspired cell that was allegedly in operation since 2005.
  • 25 Apr 2015 Syrian Civil War: Islamist rebels, including the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, claim to have captured the majority of Jisr al-Shughur's town in the Idlib Governorate.
  • 26 Apr 2015 Balochistan conflict - A bomb placed on a motorcycle in Sibi, Pakistan's Balochistan province, kills at most 3 and injures 20.
  • 27 Apr 2015 Boko Haram: Many people were found dead in Damasak, northern Nigeria. This was most likely caused by Boko Haram.
  • 28 Apr 2015 The Navy of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution in Iran intercepts the Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, the Maersk Trigris, and diverts it further into Iranian waters. To monitor and observe the situation, the US sends the USS Farragut (an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) to the spot.
  • 29 Apr 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015): A plane of the Iranian Red Crescent is stopped by Saudi Arabian F-15 fighters bombing Sanaa International Airport's runway. They unsuccessfully intercepted the plane and warned it to turn around.
  • 30 Apr 2015 2015 West African offensive: Another 160 children and women are rescued by the Nigerian Army from a Boko Haram camp located in Sambisa Forest.
  • 02 Apr 2015 Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 2015?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial

Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Uptown Funk!
  2. - See You Again
  3. - Sugar
  4. - Thinking Out Loud
  5. - Love Me Like You Do


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2015?

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Anna Karenina, a bored housewife, goes Fifty Shades in Hausfrau with a side Madame Bovary Time

The Liar by Nora Roberts

The Liar


*Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times Bestseller, delivers a "sexy and suspenseful" read.

World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

World Gone By


Dennis Lehane is the New York Times bestseller author of The Given Day, Live by Night. He returns with a psychologically complex novel about blood, crime and passion.

The Harder They Come by T. Coraghessan Boyle

The Harder They Come


T.C. Boyle, a bestselling New York Times author, is a renowned New York Times bestselling author. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character.Set

Last One Home by Debbie Macomber

Last One Home


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A compelling standalone novel about the enduring bonds between sisters, forgiveness and a second chance for love. Cassie Carter and her sisters Karen and Nichole were very close growing up. Until one fateful day, that …