Historical Events For October - 15
Thursday, 23 March 2017
1948 On October - 15 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.
1949 On this day in history administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian govt
1949 Billy Graham begins his ministry on October - 15.
1949 On this day in history tripura accedes to the Indian union
1951 On this day in history "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV
1952 Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1953 The first televised weather report airs on October - 15.
1953 On this day in history john Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in NYC
1954 Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die on October - 15.
1955 Fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41 on October - 15.
1956 On October - 15 william J Brennan Jr appointed to the Supreme Court
1956 On this day in history pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1957 USS Lake Champlain reaches Valencia, Spain to assist in flood rescue work on this day in history.
1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players on this day in history.
1958 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt on October - 15.
1958 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies on October - 15.
1959 "Untouchables" premieres on October - 15.
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 this day in history clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
1962 On this day in history amnesty International formed in London
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 On this day in history craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
1964 On October - 15 kosygin & Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev
1964 On October - 15 cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73
1965 On this day in history u.S. Naval Support Activity Danang Vietnam, established.
1965 Carl Hoff, orch leader (Music Hall), dies at 60 on October - 15.
1966 On October - 15 lBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation
1968 On this day in history bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
1969 On October - 15 bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
1969 On October - 15 madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war on October - 15.
1969 On October - 15 rod[erique] La Rocque, US western actor (Mystery Woman), dies