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Historical Events In December - 15

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1934  On this day in history fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies  

1934  Maggis Lena Walker, 1st US (black) woman to head a bank, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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

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  The commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware on December - 15.  

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

1939  World premiere of "Gone With The Wind" in Atlanta GA on December - 15.  

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  USS Swordfish becomes first US sub to sink a Japanese ship on December - 15.  

1941  Gas/electrical use restricted in Holland on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history 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 December - 15.  

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

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

1943  Thomas W "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 39 in KC Missouri on this day in history.  

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 December - 15.  

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  On this day in history albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris  

1950  On December - 15 nYC's Port Authority opens  

1950  On this day in history ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title  

1950  On December - 15 robert Muller-Hartmann, composer, dies at 66  

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

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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  On December - 15 birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on December - 15.  

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on December - 15.  

1648  On December - 15 birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on December - 15.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1515  Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on this day in history.  

1576  On December - 15 joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53  

1598  On December - 15 philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58  

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

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