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.