Historical Events In December - 15
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
1952 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances on this day in history.
1953 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1953 Kishio Hirao, composer, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history davy Crockett, Indian Fighter was featured on Walt Disney’s TV series for the first time. Crockett was played by Fess Parker.
1954 On December - 15 netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
1954 Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons on December - 15.
1956 On December - 15 emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes
1959 On this day in history everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"
1960 On December - 15 king Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon
1961 On this day in history adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel
1961 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99 on December - 15.
1962 On this day in history vaughn Meader's "The first Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 wks
1962 Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63 on December - 15.
1964 Canada adopts maple leaf flag on this day in history.
1964 Maple Leaf' formally adopted as the symbol for the Canadian national flag on this day in history.
1965 3rd cyclone of year kills another 10,000 at mouths of Ganges River, Bangladesh on December - 15.
1965 On December - 15 gemini 6 launched; makes first rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
1965 In the first raid on a major North Vietnamese industrial target, U.S. Air Force planes destroy a thermal power plant at Uong Bi, l4 miles north of Haiphong. The plant reportedly supplied about 15 percent of North Vietnam's total electric power production on this day in history.
1966 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus on this day in history.
1966 On December - 15 one of the greatest names in children’s television and movie production died on this day. Walt (Walter Elias) Disney died in Burbank, California. Mr. Disney was 65 years old.
1966 Walt Disney, animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation on December - 15.
1967 On December - 15 beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
1967 The Silver Bridge across the Ohio River collapsed during rush hour. Dozens of cars fell into the icy water. Forty-six people lost their lives in the accident, and many others were injured on December - 15.
1968 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1969 San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones on this day in history.
1970 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261 on this day in history.
1970 Soviet Venera 7 is first spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus) on December - 15.
1972 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history jean Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive in southern Italy five months after his kidnapping.
1973 On this day in history pirates of Caribbean opens at Disneyland
1973 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.
1974 Erich Walter Sternberg, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63
1976 On this day in history argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when the ship runs aground