Historical Events In December - 15
Monday, 21 September 2020
1952 On this day in history "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
1953 On December - 15 wJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Kishio Hirao, composer, dies at 46 on December - 15.
1954 On December - 15 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 Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"
1960 King Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon on this day in history.
1961 Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel on December - 15.
1961 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99 on December - 15.
1962 Vaughn Meader's "The first Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 wks on December - 15.
1962 Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63 on December - 15.
1964 Canada adopts maple leaf flag on December - 15.
1964 On December - 15 maple Leaf' formally adopted as the symbol for the Canadian national flag
1965 On this day in history 3rd cyclone of year kills another 10,000 at mouths of Ganges River, Bangladesh
1965 Gemini 6 launched; makes first rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7) on December - 15.
1965 On December - 15 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.
1966 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus on December - 15.
1966 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 on this day in history.
1966 Walt Disney, animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history 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 On December - 15 jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86
1969 On December - 15 san Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
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 December - 15.
1973 Jean Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive in southern Italy five months after his kidnapping on December - 15.
1973 Pirates of Caribbean opens at Disneyland on December - 15.
1973 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61 on December - 15.
1974 Erich Walter Sternberg, composer, dies at 83 on December - 15.
1975 Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63 on December - 15.
1976 Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when the ship runs aground on this day in history.