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Historical Events In December - 15

Sunday, 27 September 2020

1934  Fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies on December - 15.  

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

1935  On this day in history detroit Lions win NFL championship  

1936  KVL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KEEN (now KING) on this day in history.  

1937  John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs) on this day in history.  

1938  Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC on December - 15.  

1939  In Seaford, Delaware, Nylon commercially produced for the first time on this day in history.  

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

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

1939  On this day in history world premiere of "Gone With The Wind" in Atlanta GA  

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

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

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.  

1941  USS Swordfish becomes first US sub to sink a Japanese ship on this day in history.  

1941  On December - 15 gas/electrical use restricted in Holland  

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

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

1942  The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued the first plastic license-plate tabs on this day in history.  

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 this day in history a single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller vanishes over the English Channel while en route to Paris.  

1944  On this day in history glenn Miller presumed dead after his plane disappeared over the English Channel  

1944  On December - 15 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  On December - 15 john J "Cardinal" O'Connor, ordained as a priest  

1946  Chic Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game on December - 15.  

1946  On this day in history conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89  

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

1948  On December - 15 former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury  

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

1950  NYC's Port Authority opens on this day in history.  

1950  Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title on December - 15.  

1950  On this day in history robert Muller-Hartmann, composer, dies at 66  

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  On December - 15 birth of lucas Osiander, composer  

1567  Christoph Demantius, composer was born on December - 15.  

1574  On December - 15 birth of samuel Besler, composer  

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

1648  Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 15.  

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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  Death of Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029) on December - 15.  

1230  On this day in history ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies  

1263  On this day in history death of king Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)  

1515  On this day in history alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

1576  On this day in history joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53  

1598  On this day in history philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58  

1621  On December - 15 charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43  

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