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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  

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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  On December - 15 birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  On this day in history birth of samuel Besler, composer  

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on this day in history.  

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

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on December - 15.  

1667  Ludwig Ernst, composer was born on December - 15.  

1720  On this day in history birth of j F Beck, writer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  On December - 15 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  Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies on this day in history.  

1263  On this day in history death of king Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)  

1515  Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on this day in history.  

1576  On this day in history joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53  

1598  Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1621  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

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