Historical Events In October - 15
Sunday, 16 February 2020
1948 First women officers on active duty sworn in as commissioned officers in regular Navy under Women's Service Integration Act of June 1948 by Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan: CAPT Joy B. Hancock, USN; LCDR Winifred R. Quick, USN; LCDR Anne King, USN; LCDR Frances L. Willoughby, MC, USN; LT Ellen Ford, SC, USN; LT Doris Cranmore, MSC, USN; LTJG Doris A. Defenderfer, USN; and LTJG Betty Rae Tennant, USN on October - 15.
1949 On this day in history administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian govt
1949 On this day in history billy Graham begins his ministry
1949 Tripura accedes to the Indian union on October - 15.
1951 On October - 15 "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV
1952 On this day in history arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in NYC
1953 The first televised weather report airs on this day in history.
1953 On October - 15 john Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in NYC
1954 On October - 15 hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die
1955 On this day in history fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41
1956 William J Brennan Jr appointed to the Supreme Court on this day in history.
1956 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8) on October - 15.
1957 On this day in history uSS Lake Champlain reaches Valencia, Spain to assist in flood rescue work.
1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players on October - 15.
1958 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt on this day in history.
1958 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies on October - 15.
1959 On October - 15 "Untouchables" premieres
1959 The birth of The Duchess of York on this day in history.
1960 On October - 15 uSS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) begins successful firing of four Polaris test vehicles under operational rather than test conditions. Tests are completed on 18 October.
1960 On October - 15 clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
1962 On this day in history amnesty International formed in London
1962 On October - 15 byron R White appointed to the Supreme Court
1963 On October - 15 edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
1964 On this day in history craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
1964 Kosygin & Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev on October - 15.
1964 Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1965 U.S. Naval Support Activity Danang Vietnam, established on October - 15.
1965 Carl Hoff, orch leader (Music Hall), dies at 60 on October - 15.
1966 On this day in history lBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation
1968 Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 on October - 15.
1969 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated on October - 15.
1969 On this day in history madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war on October - 15.
1969 Rod[erique] La Rocque, US western actor (Mystery Woman), dies on October - 15.