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Historical Events In December - 15

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

1979  Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama on this day in history.  

1979  World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages on December - 15.  

1979  On December - 15 bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66  

1981  On December - 15 nASA launches Intelsat V  

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

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

1982  Spain reopens border with Gibraltar on December - 15.  

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

1984  On this day in history uSSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet  

1984  Avon Long, actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1985  Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed on this day in history.  

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

1986  CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure on this day in history.  

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

1989  On December - 15 panama declares war on the United States  

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  Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies on this day in history.  

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

1993  Downing Street Declaration on Northern Ireland issued on December - 15.  

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  Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1995  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 on December - 15.  

1995  James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1996  On December - 15 gerald Moverley, priest, dies at 74  

1997  On December - 15 lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98  

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  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  On December - 15 lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully flies for the first time.  

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 this day in history birth of lucas Osiander, composer  

1567  Christoph Demantius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1574  On December - 15 birth of samuel Besler, composer  

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

1648  Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) was born on this day in history.  

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

1667  On this day in history 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  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 December - 15.  

1263  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on this day in history.  

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

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