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Historical Events In December - 15

Sunday, 28 November 2021

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

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 December - 15.  

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

1981  NASA launches Intelsat V on December - 15.  

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 December - 15 spain reopens border with Gibraltar  

1983  Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB on December - 15.  

1984  USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

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

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

1989  Panama declares war on the United States on this day in history.  

1989  Arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

1993  On December - 15 downing Street Declaration on Northern Ireland issued  

1993  On this day in history gATT Uruguay Round completed  

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 December - 15.  

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  Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98 on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history the first parliamentary elections under Iraq's new constitution.  

2006  On this day in history 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  Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully flies for the first time on this day in history.  

2006  The Japanese government passes a bill to upgrade the Japan Defense Agency to a Ministry on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on this day in history.  

1567  On December - 15 birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on December - 15.  

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

1648  On December - 15 birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

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

1667  Ludwig Ernst, composer was born on December - 15.  

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

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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  On this day in history death of king Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)  

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  Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1621  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

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