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Historical Events In December - 15

Friday, 14 May 2021

1952  "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances on December - 15.  

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  Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter was featured on Walt Disney’s TV series for the first time. Crockett was played by Fess Parker on December - 15.  

1954  Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands on December - 15.  

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 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  On December - 15 william "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99  

1962  Vaughn Meader's "The first Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 wks on December - 15.  

1962  On this day in history charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63  

1964  On this day in history canada adopts maple leaf flag  

1964  Maple Leaf' formally adopted as the symbol for the Canadian national flag on this day in history.  

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 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  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  On this day in history walt Disney, animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation  

1967  Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again" on December - 15.  

1967  On December - 15 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.  

1968  On this day in history jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86  

1969  San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones on December - 15.  

1970  On this day in history ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261  

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 December - 15 jean Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive in southern Italy five months after his kidnapping.  

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

1973  Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

1975  Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1976  On December - 15 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  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on December - 15.  

1567  On this day in history birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on December - 15.  

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 December - 15.  

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

1720  J F Beck, writer was born on this day in history.  

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

1515  Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on December - 15.  

1576  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1598  On December - 15 philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58  

1621  On December - 15 charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43  

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