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Historical Events In December - 15

Thursday, 24 June 2021

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

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

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

1938  On December - 15 groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC  

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  On this day in history the world premiere of the movie Gone With the Wind is held in Atlanta, GA.  

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

1939  "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta on this day in history.  

1939  On December - 15 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  Gas/electrical use restricted in Holland on this day in history.  

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  On December - 15 massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs  

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

1944  A single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller vanishes over the English Channel while en route to Paris on this day in history.  

1944  Glenn Miller presumed dead after his plane disappeared over the English Channel on December - 15.  

1944  Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel on December - 15.  

1944  On this day in history glenn Miller, US band leader/jazz composer, dies at 40  

1945  On this day in history 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  Conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89 on December - 15.  

1948  On this day in history former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury  

1948  On this day in history 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  On December - 15 nYC's Port Authority opens  

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

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

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

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

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on this day in history.  

1648  Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) was born on December - 15.  

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

1667  Ludwig Ernst, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 15 basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies  

1072  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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