Historical Events For October - 15
Saturday, 21 October 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 October - 15.
1949 On October - 15 administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian govt
1949 On this day in history billy Graham begins his ministry
1949 On this day in history tripura accedes to the Indian union
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 The first televised weather report airs on October - 15.
1953 John Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in NYC on October - 15.
1954 Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die on this day in history.
1955 On October - 15 fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41
1956 On October - 15 william J Brennan Jr appointed to the Supreme Court
1956 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8) on October - 15.
1957 USS Lake Champlain reaches Valencia, Spain to assist in flood rescue work on this day in history.
1957 On October - 15 giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
1958 On this day in history tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1958 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies on October - 15.
1959 "Untouchables" premieres on this day in history.
1959 The birth of The Duchess of York on this day in history.
1960 On October - 15 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.
1960 On October - 15 clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
1962 Amnesty International formed in London on October - 15.
1962 On this day in history byron R White appointed to the Supreme Court
1963 On this day in history edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
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 October - 15.
1964 Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73 on October - 15.
1965 On October - 15 u.S. Naval Support Activity Danang Vietnam, established.
1965 On this day in history carl Hoff, orch leader (Music Hall), dies at 60
1966 LBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation on October - 15.
1968 Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1969 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated on this day in history.
1969 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars) on October - 15.
1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war on October - 15.
1969 On this day in history rod[erique] La Rocque, US western actor (Mystery Woman), dies