Historical Events In October - 15
Friday, 28 February 2020
1970 On this day in history collapse of Westgate Bridge, Melbourne kills 35 and injures 17
1974 On this day in history national Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1976 On October - 15 ringo releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
1976 On this day in history the first debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
1976 Carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
1977 On this day in history ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77
1979 On October - 15 nY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
1979 On this day in history the first Monday Night Footbal game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
1981 On October - 15 frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies
1982 On October - 15 elsie Randolph, actress (That'll Make You Whistle), dies
1983 On October - 15 black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
1983 US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut Intl Airport on October - 15.
1983 Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83 on this day in history.
1985 Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds on this day in history.
1985 Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit on October - 15.
1985 On this day in history meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
1987 On this day in history fiji becomes a republic, after belonging to Britain since 1874
1987 Fiji's governor-general resigns, ending century of allegiance by the South Pacific island to British crown on this day in history.
1987 NFL Players Assn orders an end to the 24 day strike on October - 15.
1987 Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies on this day in history.
1988 Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires on October - 15.
1988 On October - 15 with 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of 85th World Series
1989 Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd on October - 15.
1989 South African pres FW de Klerk frees Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners on October - 15.
1989 Wayne Gretsky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer on October - 15.
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October - 15.
1990 Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58 on October - 15.
1991 On October - 15 clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
1991 On this day in history hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
1992 Dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78 on October - 15.
1993 Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34 on October - 15.
1994 On October - 15 hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29
1995 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82 on this day in history.