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