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Historical Events In December - 15

Sunday, 13 June 2021

1978  Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1979  On December - 15 deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama  

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 this day in history.  

1981  On December - 15 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 this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history spain reopens border with Gibraltar  

1983  Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1985  On December - 15 sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed  

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  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  On this day in history betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies  

1991  Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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

1993  GATT Uruguay Round completed on December - 15.  

1993  On this day in history 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 December - 15 hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86  

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

1996  On this day in history gerald Moverley, priest, dies at 74  

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

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  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  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on December - 15.  

1567  Christoph Demantius, composer was born on December - 15.  

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

1610  On December - 15 birth of david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

1648  Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) was born on December - 15.  

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

1667  On this day in history birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

1720  J F Beck, writer was born on December - 15.  

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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 December - 15.  

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

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  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.  

1598  Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on December - 15.  

1621  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on December - 15.  

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