Historical Events For November - 15
Saturday, 17 February 2018
1979 British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring on this day in history.
1980 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany, on November - 15.
1980 On November - 15 annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 75
1981 Enid Markey, actress (Foolish Mothers, Civilization), dies at 85 on November - 15.
1982 On November - 15 funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
1983 On November - 15 john Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
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 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits) on this day in history.
1988 Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84 on November - 15.
1990 President Bush signs the Clear Air Act of 1990 on November - 15.
1990 Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54 on November - 15.
1993 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies on November - 15.
1994 On this day in history anthony Ward, writer, dies at 57
1995 Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78 on November - 15.
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 this day in history al Jazeera launches its new English language news channel, Al Jazeera English.
2006 Start of the Sales and Use Tax in Puerto Rico; a response to the Puerto Rico budget crisis of may 2006 on November - 15.
2006 On November - 15 the State of Hawaii bans smoking in all enclosed public places.
2012 On this day in history at least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
2013 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India on this day in history.
2014 On November - 15 vladimir Putin 's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense
2017 On November - 15 australian postal vote on same-sex marriage revealed - 61% vote yes
2017 On November - 15 argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic after reporting mechanical failure
2017 On this day in history the Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president
2017 On this day in history isabel Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, fired as head of Angola state oil company Sonangol
2017 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award on this day in history.
2017 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request on November - 15.