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Historical Events In December - 15

Friday, 12 August 2022

1978  On this day in history chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75  

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

1979  On this day in history world Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages  

1979  Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66 on December - 15.  

1981  NASA launches Intelsat V on December - 15.  

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

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  On December - 15 uSSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet  

1984  Avon Long, actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies at 74 on December - 15.  

1985  On December - 15 sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed  

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

1986  CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure on December - 15.  

1988  Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks on this day in history.  

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

1989  Arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79 on December - 15.  

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

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

1991  Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90 on December - 15.  

1993  Downing Street Declaration on Northern Ireland issued on this day in history.  

1993  On December - 15 gATT Uruguay Round completed  

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

1994  On December - 15 diane Modahl banned from Athletics for Drug Use, in the UK  

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

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

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

2006  The Japanese government passes a bill to upgrade the Japan Defense Agency to a Ministry on December - 15.  

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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 December - 15 birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1667  On December - 15 birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

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

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 December - 15.  

1230  On this day in history ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies  

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

1515  On this day in history alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

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

1598  On this day in history 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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