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Historical Events In December - 15

Sunday, 20 September 2020

1978  Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75 on December - 15.  

1979  Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama on December - 15.  

1979  World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages on this day in history.  

1979  Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1981  NASA launches Intelsat V on this day in history.  

1982  Reputed to be 'Robin Hoods' tree, the 'Major Oak' in Sherwood forest, is fitted with a fire alarm on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history roy Williams, Teamsters pres, and 4 others convicted of bribery  

1982  Spain reopens border with Gibraltar on this day in history.  

1983  On December - 15 columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB  

1984  USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet on December - 15.  

1984  On December - 15 avon Long, actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies at 74  

1985  Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed on December - 15.  

1986  Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift on December - 15.  

1986  On this day in history cIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure  

1988  On this day in history lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks  

1989  Panama declares war on the United States on December - 15.  

1989  On December - 15 arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79  

1990  Rocker Rod Stewart marries super model Rachel Hunter on this day in history.  

1990  On December - 15 betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies  

1991  On December - 15 horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90  

1993  On this day in history downing Street Declaration on Northern Ireland issued  

1993  GATT Uruguay Round completed on December - 15.  

1993  Kakuei Tanaka, PM of Japan (1972-74), dies on this day in history.  

1994  Diane Modahl banned from Athletics for Drug Use, in the UK on this day in history.  

1994  On December - 15 hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86  

1995  On this day in history the New York Stock Exchange charged into the record books on this day. The Big Board posted a new mark for trading volume, as 652.8 million shares changed hands, topping the old mark of 608.2 million shares  

1995  On December - 15 james Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist, dies at 88  

1996  Gerald Moverley, priest, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1997  Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98 on this day in history.  

2005  The first parliamentary elections under Iraq's new constitution on this day in history.  

2006  An alleged assassination attempt on the Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh sparks inter-Palestinian clashes on this day in history.  

2006  Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, abdicates in favour of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck a year earlier than expected on this day in history.  

2006  Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully flies for the first time on this day in history.  

2006  On this day in history the Japanese government passes a bill to upgrade the Japan Defense Agency to a Ministry.  

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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 this day in history birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  On December - 15 birth of samuel Besler, composer  

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on December - 15.  

1648  On this day in history birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

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

1667  On December - 15 birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

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

1072  Death of Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029) on December - 15.  

1230  On December - 15 ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies  

1263  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on December - 15.  

1515  On December - 15 alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

1576  On December - 15 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  On this day in history charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43  

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