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Historical Events In December - 15

Friday, 03 July 2020

1934  Fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies on this day in history.  

1934  On December - 15 maggis Lena Walker, 1st US (black) woman to head a bank, dies at 69  

1935  Detroit Lions win NFL championship on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history kVL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KEEN (now KING)  

1937  On December - 15 john [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)  

1938  On this day in history groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC  

1939  On December - 15 in Seaford, Delaware, Nylon commercially produced for the first time  

1939  On this day in history the commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware  

1939  The world premiere of the movie Gone With the Wind is held in Atlanta, GA on December - 15.  

1939  On December - 15 world premiere of "Gone With The Wind" in Atlanta GA  

1939  On December - 15 "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta  

1939  On this day in history tom McKibbin, cricketer (5 Tests for Aust 1895-1898, 17 wkts), dies  

1941  A musical standard was recorded this day on Victor Records. Lena Horne sang the torch classic that became her signature Stormy Weather on December - 15.  

1941  On this day in history uSS Swordfish becomes first US sub to sink a Japanese ship  

1941  On this day in history gas/electrical use restricted in Holland  

1941  A musical standard was recorded this day on Victor Records. Lena Horne sang the torch classic that became her signature: Stormy Weather on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history massachusetts issues first US vehicular license plate tabs  

1942  The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued the first plastic license-plate tabs on December - 15.  

1942  Massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs on this day in history.  

1943  On December - 15 thomas W "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 39 in KC Missouri  

1944  On December - 15 a single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller vanishes over the English Channel while en route to Paris.  

1944  Glenn Miller presumed dead after his plane disappeared over the English Channel on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel  

1944  Glenn Miller, US band leader/jazz composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1945  John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, ordained as a priest on December - 15.  

1946  Chic Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game on this day in history.  

1946  Conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89 on December - 15.  

1948  Former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury on this day in history.  

1948  Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury on December - 15.  

1949  Albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history nYC's Port Authority opens  

1950  On December - 15 ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title  

1950  Robert Muller-Hartmann, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1951  On December - 15 eric Drummond, 1st sec-gen League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on this day in history.  

1567  Christoph Demantius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

1648  On this day in history birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On December - 15 birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

1720  J F Beck, writer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  On this day in history basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies  

1072  On December - 15 death of alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029)  

1230  Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies on December - 15.  

1263  On December - 15 death of king Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)  

1515  Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on December - 15.  

1576  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.  

1598  Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on December - 15.  

1621  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

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