Historical Events For October - 15
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
1948 On this day in history 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 October - 15 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 this day in history.
1952 Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in NYC on October - 15.
1953 The first televised weather report airs on this day in history.
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 October - 15.
1956 On October - 15 william J Brennan Jr appointed to the Supreme Court
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 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 this day in history.
1959 "Untouchables" premieres on this day in history.
1959 On October - 15 the birth of The Duchess of York
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 October - 15.
1962 On October - 15 amnesty International formed in London
1962 Byron R White appointed to the Supreme Court on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
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 this day in history cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73
1965 On October - 15 u.S. Naval Support Activity Danang Vietnam, established.
1965 Carl Hoff, orch leader (Music Hall), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history lBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation
1968 Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 on October - 15.
1969 On this day in history bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
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 On October - 15 rod[erique] La Rocque, US western actor (Mystery Woman), dies