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