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Historical Events In December - 15

Monday, 08 March 2021

1978  On December - 15 chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75  

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 December - 15.  

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

1981  On this day in history nASA launches Intelsat V  

1982  On December - 15 reputed to be 'Robin Hoods' tree, the 'Major Oak' in Sherwood forest, is fitted with a fire alarm  

1982  Roy Williams, Teamsters pres, and 4 others convicted of bribery on December - 15.  

1982  On December - 15 spain reopens border with Gibraltar  

1983  On this day in history columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB  

1984  USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

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

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

1986  On this day in history carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift  

1986  On December - 15 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  On this day in history panama declares war on the United States  

1989  On this day in history arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79  

1990  Rocker Rod Stewart marries super model Rachel Hunter on December - 15.  

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

1991  On this day in history horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90  

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

1993  On this day in history gATT Uruguay Round completed  

1993  On December - 15 kakuei Tanaka, PM of Japan (1972-74), dies  

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

1994  On this day in history hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86  

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

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

1997  On this day in history lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98  

2005  The first parliamentary elections under Iraq's new constitution on December - 15.  

2006  An alleged assassination attempt on the Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh sparks inter-Palestinian clashes on December - 15.  

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

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

2006  On December - 15 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  Christoph Demantius, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1610  On this day in history birth of david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

1648  On December - 15 birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

1657  On December - 15 birth of michel-Richard Delalande, composer  

1667  On December - 15 birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

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  Death of Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029) on this day in history.  

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

1263  On December - 15 death of king Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)  

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

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

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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