Historical Events In December - 15
Friday, 20 May 2022
1978 On December - 15 chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75
1979 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama on this day in history.
1979 World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages on December - 15.
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 this day in history reputed to be 'Robin Hoods' tree, the 'Major Oak' in Sherwood forest, is fitted with a fire alarm
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 On December - 15 sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed
1986 Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history cIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure
1988 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history 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 Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies on December - 15.
1991 Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90 on December - 15.
1993 On this day in history downing Street Declaration on Northern Ireland issued
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 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86 on December - 15.
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 this day in history.
1995 James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist, dies at 88 on December - 15.
1996 Gerald Moverley, priest, dies at 74 on December - 15.
1997 On this day in history lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98
2005 On December - 15 the first parliamentary elections under Iraq's new constitution.
2006 On December - 15 an alleged assassination attempt on the Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh sparks inter-Palestinian clashes.
2006 On December - 15 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 December - 15.