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.