Historical Events For November - 15
Thursday, 23 February 2017
1979 On this day in history british government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1980 On November - 15 pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,
1980 On this day in history annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 75
1981 Enid Markey, actress (Foolish Mothers, Civilization), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1982 On November - 15 funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
1983 John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1984 Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks on this day in history.
1985 Spencer W Kimball, US head of mormon church, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
1987 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9 die in crash at Denver on this day in history.
1988 PLO proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence on November - 15.
1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits) on November - 15.
1988 On this day in history mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
1990 On November - 15 president Bush signs the Clear Air Act of 1990
1990 Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54 on this day in history.
1993 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies on this day in history.
1994 Anthony Ward, writer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1995 On November - 15 eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78
1996 Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92 on November - 15.
1997 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85 on November - 15.
2005 On November - 15 an earthquake near Sanriku in Japan occurs, prompting a tsunami warning to be issued.
2005 Australia: Large workers' protest against the Coalition government's planned Industrial Reform legislation in Australia on November - 15.
2006 On November - 15 al Jazeera launches its new English language news channel, Al Jazeera English.
2006 On this day in history start of the Sales and Use Tax in Puerto Rico; a response to the Puerto Rico budget crisis of may 2006.
2006 On this day in history the State of Hawaii bans smoking in all enclosed public places.
2012 On November - 15 at least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
2013 On November - 15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
2014 Vladimir Putin 's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense on this day in history.