Historical Events For October - 15
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
1948 First women officers on active duty sworn in as commissioned officers in regular Navy under Women's Service Integration Act of June 1948 by Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan: CAPT Joy B. Hancock, USN; LCDR Winifred R. Quick, USN; LCDR Anne King, USN; LCDR Frances L. Willoughby, MC, USN; LT Ellen Ford, SC, USN; LT Doris Cranmore, MSC, USN; LTJG Doris A. Defenderfer, USN; and LTJG Betty Rae Tennant, USN on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian govt
1949 Billy Graham begins his ministry on this day in history.
1949 Tripura accedes to the Indian union on October - 15.
1951 "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV on October - 15.
1952 On October - 15 arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in NYC
1953 On October - 15 the first televised weather report airs.
1953 On October - 15 john Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in NYC
1954 On October - 15 hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die
1955 Fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.
1956 William J Brennan Jr appointed to the Supreme Court on October - 15.
1956 On October - 15 pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1957 USS Lake Champlain reaches Valencia, Spain to assist in flood rescue work on October - 15.
1957 On October - 15 giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
1958 On October - 15 tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1958 On this day in history jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
1959 On this day in history "Untouchables" premieres
1959 The birth of The Duchess of York on this day in history.
1960 USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) begins successful firing of four Polaris test vehicles under operational rather than test conditions. Tests are completed on 18 October on this day in history.
1960 Clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70 on this day in history.
1962 Amnesty International formed in London on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history byron R White appointed to the Supreme Court
1963 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies on October - 15.
1964 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph on this day in history.
1964 Kosygin & Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev on this day in history.
1964 Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1965 U.S. Naval Support Activity Danang Vietnam, established on this day in history.
1965 Carl Hoff, orch leader (Music Hall), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1966 LBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation on this day in history.
1968 On October - 15 bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
1969 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated on October - 15.
1969 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars) on October - 15.
1969 On October - 15 vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
1969 Rod[erique] La Rocque, US western actor (Mystery Woman), dies on October - 15.