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Historical Events In December - 15

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1952  "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history wJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting  

1953  Kishio Hirao, composer, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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  Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons  

1956  Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes on December - 15.  

1959  On December - 15 everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"  

1960  On this day in history 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 December - 15 vaughn Meader's "The first Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 wks  

1962  On December - 15 charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63  

1964  On December - 15 canada adopts maple leaf flag  

1964  On this day in history 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  On this day in history gemini 6 launched; makes first rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)  

1965  On this day in history 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  On December - 15 audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus  

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 December - 15.  

1966  On December - 15 walt Disney, animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation  

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 this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90  

1973  Jean Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive in southern Italy five months after his kidnapping on this day in history.  

1973  Pirates of Caribbean opens at Disneyland on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61  

1974  On December - 15 erich Walter Sternberg, composer, dies at 83  

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  

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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 December - 15 birth of david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

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

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029)  

1230  On December - 15 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  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1598  Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on December - 15.  

1621  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on December - 15.  

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