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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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1610  On this day in history birth of david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

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

1657  On December - 15 birth of michel-Richard Delalande, composer  

1667  On December - 15 birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

1720  On December - 15 birth of j F Beck, writer  


Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies on this day in history.  

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  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on December - 15.  

1515  On this day in history alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

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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