Historical Events In December - 15
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1978 Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75 on December - 15.
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 this day in history.
1979 On this day in history bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
1981 On this day in history 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 Roy Williams, Teamsters pres, and 4 others convicted of bribery on December - 15.
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 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet on this day in history.
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 December - 15.
1986 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure on December - 15.
1988 On December - 15 lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
1989 Panama declares war on the United States on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79
1990 Rocker Rod Stewart marries super model Rachel Hunter on December - 15.
1990 Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies on December - 15.
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 December - 15 gATT Uruguay Round completed
1993 On this day in history kakuei Tanaka, PM of Japan (1972-74), dies
1994 Diane Modahl banned from Athletics for Drug Use, in the UK on this day in history.
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 December - 15.
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 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 On this day in history the Japanese government passes a bill to upgrade the Japan Defense Agency to a Ministry.