On this day: April 15

Published On: Apr 11 2013 05:22:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

President Abraham Lincoln dies, the "unsinkable" Titanic sinks, Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier, George C. Scott rebuffs the Academy Awards, and bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, all on this day.

OTD April 15 - Flashdance
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1983: The movie "Flashdance," starring Jennifer Beals, premieres in theaters. The movie was a surprise box office hit, becoming the third-highest grossing movie of 1983 in the U.S., and its soundtrack spawned several hit songs, including "Maniac" by Michael Sembello and the Academy Award-winning "Flashdance... What a Feeling", performed by Irene Cara, which was written for the film.

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