Historical Events In October - 15
Thursday, 19 September 2019
1970 Collapse of Westgate Bridge, Melbourne kills 35 and injures 17 on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history national Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1976 On this day in history ringo releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
1976 The first debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R) on this day in history.
1976 Carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74 on October - 15.
1977 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks on October - 15.
1977 Ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history 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 Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies on October - 15.
1982 Elsie Randolph, actress (That'll Make You Whistle), dies on this day in history.
1983 Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds) on October - 15.
1983 On October - 15 uS Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut Intl Airport
1983 Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83 on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
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 October - 15.
1987 On this day in history nFL Players Assn orders an end to the 24 day strike
1987 Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies on October - 15.
1988 On October - 15 amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
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 On October - 15 billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
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 On October - 15 clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
1991 Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies on October - 15.
1992 On this day in history dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78
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 October - 15 arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82