Historical Events In October - 15
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
1970 On October - 15 collapse of Westgate Bridge, Melbourne kills 35 and injures 17
1974 On October - 15 national Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1976 Ringo releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll" on this day in history.
1976 The first debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R) on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74
1977 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks on October - 15.
1977 On this day in history ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77
1979 NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier on this day in history.
1979 The first Monday Night Footbal game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad) on this day in history.
1981 Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies on this day in history.
1982 Elsie Randolph, actress (That'll Make You Whistle), dies on October - 15.
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 October - 15.
1985 On October - 15 shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
1985 On this day in history shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
1985 Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72 on October - 15.
1987 On this day in history fiji becomes a republic, after belonging to Britain since 1874
1987 On this day in history fiji's governor-general resigns, ending century of allegiance by the South Pacific island to British crown.
1987 On October - 15 nFL Players Assn orders an end to the 24 day strike
1987 Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies on this day in history.
1988 On October - 15 amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
1988 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 on this day in history.
1989 Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd on October - 15.
1989 On October - 15 south African pres FW de Klerk frees Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
1989 On October - 15 wayne Gretsky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
1990 On this day in history mikhail Gorbachev awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1990 On this day in history delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58
1991 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48) on this day in history.
1991 On October - 15 hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
1992 Dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1993 On October - 15 ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34
1994 On October - 15 hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29
1995 On this day in history arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82