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December 15th, 2037 (December 15 2037)BirthNero, Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (died in 68) Claudian Quotes
December 15th, 2007 (December 15 2007)DeathJohn Berg (actor), American actor (born in 1949)
December 15th, 2007 (December 15 2007)DeathJulia Carson, U.S. Congresswoman from Indiana (born in 1938)
December 15th, 2006 (December 15 2006)EventFirst flight of the F-35 Lightning II.
December 15th, 2006 (December 15 2006)DeathClay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver (born in 1939)
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)EventLatvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)EventArgentina s president Nestor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)EventIntroduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)EventThe 2005 Atlantic Power Outage began.
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)DeathHeinrich Gross, Austrian physician (born in 1914)
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)DeathStan Leonard, Canadian golfer (born in 1915)
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)DeathWilliam Proxmire, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (born in 1915)
December 15th, 2005 (December 15 2005)DeathDarrell Russell, American football player (born in 1976)
December 15th, 2004 (December 15 2004)DeathPauline Gore, mother of Al Gore (born in 1912)
December 15th, 2003 (December 15 2003)DeathGeorge Fisher, American political cartoonist (born in 1923)
December 15th, 2003 (December 15 2003)DeathKeith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1947)
December 15th, 2001 (December 15 2001)EventThe Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
December 15th, 2001 (December 15 2001)DeathRuss Haas, American professional wrestler (born in 1974)
December 15th, 2001 (December 15 2001)DeathRufus Thomas, American musician (born in 1917)
December 15th, 1997 (December 15 1997)EventA chartered Tupolev TU-154 from Tajikistan crashes in the desert near Sharja, United Arab Emirates airport killing 85.
December 15th, 1995 (December 15 1995)EventThe European Communities Court of Justice hands down the "Bosman ruling", giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.
December 15th, 1994 (December 15 1994)EventPalau becomes a member of the UN.
December 15th, 1993 (December 15 1993)EventHistory of Northern Ireland: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.John Major Quotes
December 15th, 1991 (December 15 1991)BirthEunice Cho, American actress
December 15th, 1991 (December 15 1991)DeathVasily Grigoryevich Zaitsev, Soviet sniper (born in 1915)
December 15th, 1989 (December 15 1989)DeathArnold Moss, American actor (born in 1910)
December 15th, 1989 (December 15 1989)DeathEdward Underdown, English actor (born in 1908)
December 15th, 1986 (December 15 1986)BirthSnejana Onopka, Ukrainian supermodel
December 15th, 1984 (December 15 1984)BirthJoshua Third, British Guitarist in The Horrors.
December 15th, 1984 (December 15 1984)BirthMartin Skrtel Slovakian Footballer
December 15th, 1984 (December 15 1984)DeathLennard Pearce, English actor (born in 1915)
December 15th, 1984 (December 15 1984)DeathJan Peerce, American tenor (born in 1904)
December 15th, 1983 (December 15 1983)BirthRene Goguen (Rene Dupree), Canadian professional wrestler
December 15th, 1983 (December 15 1983)BirthRonnie Radke, American singer (Escape the Fate)
December 15th, 1983 (December 15 1983)BirthWang Hao, Chinese table tennis playerAn Wang Quotes
December 15th, 1982 (December 15 1982)BirthCharlie Cox, English actor
December 15th, 1982 (December 15 1982)BirthBorja Garcia, Spanish racing driver
December 15th, 1982 (December 15 1982)BirthGeorge O. Gore II, American actor
December 15th, 1981 (December 15 1981)BirthNajoua Belyzel, French singer
December 15th, 1981 (December 15 1981)BirthBrendan Fletcher, Canadian actor
December 15th, 1981 (December 15 1981)BirthAndy Gonzalez, Puerto Rican baseball player
December 15th, 1981 (December 15 1981)BirthThomas Herrion, American football player (died in 2005)
December 15th, 1981 (December 15 1981)BirthCreighton Lovelace, American Baptist minister
December 15th, 1981 (December 15 1981)BirthRoman Pavlyuchenko, Russian football player
December 15th, 1980 (December 15 1980)BirthSergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)
December 15th, 1979 (December 15 1979)BirthAdam Brody, American actor
December 15th, 1979 (December 15 1979)BirthEric Young, Canadian professional wrestler
December 15th, 1978 (December 15 1978)EventPresident Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People s Republic of China and cutoff all relations with TaiwanJimmy Carter Quotes
December 15th, 1978 (December 15 1978)BirthMark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica)
December 15th, 1978 (December 15 1978)BirthJerome McDougle, American football player
December 15th, 1978 (December 15 1978)DeathChill Wills, American actor (born in 1903)
December 15th, 1977 (December 15 1977)DeathWilfred Kitching, the 7th General of The Salvation Army (born in 1893)
December 15th, 1976 (December 15 1976)EventSamoa becomes a member of the UN.
December 15th, 1976 (December 15 1976)BirthBaichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
December 15th, 1976 (December 15 1976)BirthAaron Miles, American baseball player
December 15th, 1976 (December 15 1976)BirthElix Skipper, American professional wrestler
December 15th, 1974 (December 15 1974)DeathAnatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born screenwriter and film producer (born in 1902)
December 15th, 1973 (December 15 1973)EventJohn Paul Getty III, grandson of J. Paul Getty, American billionaire is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10, 1973
December 15th, 1973 (December 15 1973)BirthSurya Bonaly, French-born American figure skater
December 15th, 1973 (December 15 1973)BirthRyu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
December 15th, 1972 (December 15 1972)BirthRodney Harrison, American football player
December 15th, 1972 (December 15 1972)BirthStuart Townsend, Irish actor
December 15th, 1971 (December 15 1971)DeathPaul Pierre Levy, French mathematician (born in 1886)
December 15th, 1970 (December 15 1970)EventIllinois State Constitution is adopted at a special election.
December 15th, 1970 (December 15 1970)EventSouth Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsized off Korean Strait, 308 killed.
December 15th, 1970 (December 15 1970)BirthFrankie Dettori, Italian jockey
December 15th, 1970 (December 15 1970)BirthMichael Shanks, Canadian actor
December 15th, 1969 (December 15 1969)BirthChantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete
December 15th, 1968 (December 15 1968)BirthJavid Hussain, Indian film producer
December 15th, 1968 (December 15 1968)BirthOsama Ali Maher, Swedish politician
December 15th, 1968 (December 15 1968)BirthGarrett Wang, American actorAn Wang Quotes
December 15th, 1968 (December 15 1968)DeathAntonio Barrette, Canadian politician, premier of Quebec (born in 1899)
December 15th, 1968 (December 15 1968)DeathJess Willard, American boxer (born in 1881)
December 15th, 1967 (December 15 1967)EventThe Silver Bridge collapses, killing 46 people.
December 15th, 1967 (December 15 1967)BirthDavid Howells, English footballer
December 15th, 1967 (December 15 1967)BirthMo Vaughn, American baseball player
December 15th, 1966 (December 15 1966)BirthManos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor
December 15th, 1966 (December 15 1966)DeathWalt Disney, American animator (born in 1901)Walt Disney Quotes
December 15th, 1965 (December 15 1965)EventGemini program: Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Four orbits later, it achieved the first space rendezvous with Gemini 7.
December 15th, 1963 (December 15 1963)BirthAndrew Luster, Max Factor heir
December 15th, 1963 (December 15 1963)BirthHelen Slater, American actress
December 15th, 1962 (December 15 1962)DeathCharles Laughton, English actor (born in 1899)
December 15th, 1961 (December 15 1961)EventIn Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
December 15th, 1961 (December 15 1961)BirthKarin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
December 15th, 1960 (December 15 1960)EventKing Baudouin of Belgium marries Fabiola Fernanda Maria de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragon in Brussels.
December 15th, 1960 (December 15 1960)EventRichard Paul Pavlick is arrested for attempting to blow up and assassinate the U.S. President-Elect, John F. Kennedy only four days earlier.John F. Kennedy Quotes
December 15th, 1960 (December 15 1960)BirthWalter Werzowa, Austrian composer
December 15th, 1958 (December 15 1958)BirthEddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
December 15th, 1958 (December 15 1958)DeathWolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1900)Wolfgang Pauli Quotes
December 15th, 1957 (December 15 1957)BirthMario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
December 15th, 1957 (December 15 1957)BirthMike McAlary, American journalist (died in 1998)
December 15th, 1957 (December 15 1957)BirthYuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
December 15th, 1957 (December 15 1957)BirthLaura Molina, American artist, musician and actress
December 15th, 1955 (December 15 1955)BirthPaul Simonon, English bassist (The Clash)Paul Simon Quotes
December 15th, 1953 (December 15 1953)BirthJ. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
December 15th, 1952 (December 15 1952)BirthAllan Simonsen, Danish footballer
December 15th, 1952 (December 15 1952)BirthJulie Taymor, American director
December 15th, 1950 (December 15 1950)DeathSardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (born in 1875)
December 15th, 1949 (December 15 1949)BirthDon Johnson, American actor
December 15th, 1948 (December 15 1948)BirthMelanie Chartoff, American actress
December 15th, 1948 (December 15 1948)BirthCassandra Harris, Australian actress (died in 1991)
December 15th, 1947 (December 15 1947)DeathArthur Machen, Welsh author (born in 1863)
December 15th, 1946 (December 15 1946)BirthArt Howe, American baseball player and manager
December 15th, 1945 (December 15 1945)EventOccupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as state religion of Japan.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
December 15th, 1945 (December 15 1945)BirthThaao Penghlis, Australian actor
December 15th, 1944 (December 15 1944)BirthJim Leyland, American baseball manager
December 15th, 1944 (December 15 1944)BirthChico Mendes, Brazilian campaigner (died in 1988)
December 15th, 1944 (December 15 1944)DeathGlenn Miller, American musician (later declared dead on this date, exact date of death unknown) (born in 1904)
December 15th, 1943 (December 15 1943)BirthKathleen Blanco, American politician
December 15th, 1943 (December 15 1943)BirthLucien den Arend, Dutch artist
December 15th, 1943 (December 15 1943)DeathFats Waller, American musician (born in 1904)
December 15th, 1942 (December 15 1942)EventThe Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign.
December 15th, 1942 (December 15 1942)BirthDave Clark, English musician (The Dave Clark Five)
December 15th, 1941 (December 15 1941)EventAnnihilation of Jews in Kharkiv, Ukraine: at temperatures of -15 degrees C below zero near the Rogan works, 8 km away from Kharkiv in "Drobitsky Ravine" (Drobitsky Yar), over 15 000 Jews are shot.
December 15th, 1941 (December 15 1941)EventThe American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.
December 15th, 1940 (December 15 1940)BirthNick Buoniconti, American football player
December 15th, 1939 (December 15 1939)EventGone with the Wind premiered at Loew s Grand Theater in Atlanta, GA, USA.
December 15th, 1939 (December 15 1939)BirthCindy Birdsong, American singer (The Supremes)
December 15th, 1938 (December 15 1938)BirthBilly Shaw, American football player
December 15th, 1933 (December 15 1933)BirthBapu, Indian cartoonist, designer and film director
December 15th, 1933 (December 15 1933)BirthTim Conway, American actor and comedian
December 15th, 1933 (December 15 1933)BirthDonald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (died in 2001)
December 15th, 1932 (December 15 1932)BirthJesse Belvin, American musician (died in 1960)
December 15th, 1930 (December 15 1930)BirthEdna O Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer
December 15th, 1929 (December 15 1929)BirthBarry Harris, American bebop jazz pianist
December 15th, 1928 (December 15 1928)BirthFriedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (died in 2000)Friedensreich Hundertwasser Quotes
December 15th, 1928 (December 15 1928)BirthJerry Wallace, American singer
December 15th, 1925 (December 15 1925)BirthSam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
December 15th, 1925 (December 15 1925)BirthKasey Rogers, American actress (died in 2006)
December 15th, 1923 (December 15 1923)BirthFreeman Dyson, English-born American physicistFreeman Dyson Quotes
December 15th, 1923 (December 15 1923)BirthUziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (died in 2002)
December 15th, 1923 (December 15 1923)BirthValentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman
December 15th, 1921 (December 15 1921)BirthAlan Freed, American disc jockey (died in 1965)
December 15th, 1920 (December 15 1920)BirthKurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (died in 2002)Ric Berger Quotes
December 15th, 1919 (December 15 1919)BirthMax Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock Festival site (died in 1973)
December 15th, 1918 (December 15 1918)BirthJeff Chandler, American actor (died in 1961)
December 15th, 1917 (December 15 1917)EventWorld War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
December 15th, 1917 (December 15 1917)BirthShan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (died in 2005)
December 15th, 1916 (December 15 1916)BirthBuddy Cole, American pianist (died in 1964)
December 15th, 1916 (December 15 1916)BirthMaurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 2004)
December 15th, 1915 (December 15 1915)EventWorld War I: Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig replaces John French, 1st Earl of Ypres as Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force.
December 15th, 1914 (December 15 1914)EventWorld War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
December 15th, 1914 (December 15 1914)EventGas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyushu, Japan, 687 killedied in This accident is the worst coal mine disaster in Japanese history.
December 15th, 1913 (December 15 1913)EventNicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
December 15th, 1913 (December 15 1913)BirthRoger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (died in 2001)
December 15th, 1913 (December 15 1913)BirthMuriel Rukeyser, American poet (died in 1980)
December 15th, 1912 (December 15 1912)BirthRay Eames, American designer (died in 1988)
December 15th, 1911 (December 15 1911)BirthStan Kenton, American musician (died in 1979)
December 15th, 1910 (December 15 1910)BirthJohn H. Hammond, American musician (died in 1987)
December 15th, 1907 (December 15 1907)BirthOscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architectOscar Niemeyer Quotes
December 15th, 1902 (December 15 1902)BirthRobert F. Bradford, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1983)
December 15th, 1899 (December 15 1899)BirthHarold Abrahams, English sprinter (died in 1978) Abraham Quotes
December 15th, 1896 (December 15 1896)BirthBetty Smith, American author (died in 1972)
December 15th, 1892 (December 15 1892)BirthJ. Paul Getty, American oil tycoon (died in 1976)
December 15th, 1891 (December 15 1891)EventJames Naismith introduces the first version of basketball, with thirteen rules, a peach basket nailed to either end of his school s gymnasium, and two teams of nine players.James Smith Quotes
December 15th, 1890 (December 15 1890)DeathSitting Bull, Sioux nation leader (born in circa 1831)
December 15th, 1888 (December 15 1888)BirthMaxwell Anderson, American writer (died in 1959)
December 15th, 1878 (December 15 1878)BirthHans Carossa, German writer (died in 1956)
December 15th, 1875 (December 15 1875)BirthEmilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (died in 1899)
December 15th, 1868 (December 15 1868)EventShogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaido.
December 15th, 1864 (December 15 1864)EventIn the Battle of Nashville, Union forces under George H. Thomas almost completely destroy the Army of Tennessee under John B. Hood.Thomas Hood Quotes
December 15th, 1863 (December 15 1863)EventRomania is using for the first time a mountain railway (from Anina to Oravita).
December 15th, 1861 (December 15 1861)BirthCharles Duryea, American automobile pioneer (died in 1938)
December 15th, 1860 (December 15 1860)BirthNiels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician, Nobel laureate (died in 1904)
December 15th, 1860 (December 15 1860)BirthAbner Powell, American baseball player (died in 1953)
December 15th, 1859 (December 15 1859)BirthL. L. Zamenhof, Polish initiator of Esperanto (died in 1917)
December 15th, 1855 (December 15 1855)DeathJacques Charles Francois Sturm, French mathematician (born in 1803)
December 15th, 1852 (December 15 1852)BirthHenri Becquerel, French physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1908)
December 15th, 1832 (December 15 1832)BirthGustave Eiffel, French engineer and architect (Eiffel tower) (died in 1923)
December 15th, 1792 (December 15 1792)DeathJoseph Martin Kraus, Swedish composer (born in 1756)Jose Marti Quotes
December 15th, 1791 (December 15 1791)EventThe United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia legislature.
December 15th, 1753 (December 15 1753)DeathRichard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (born in 1694)
December 15th, 1715 (December 15 1715)DeathGeorge Hickes, English minister and scholar (born in 1642)
December 15th, 1688 (December 15 1688)DeathGaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman (born in 1634)
December 15th, 1683 (December 15 1683)DeathIzaak Walton, English writer (born in 1593)
December 15th, 1675 (December 15 1675)DeathJohannes Vermeer, Dutch painter (born in 1632)
December 15th, 1673 (December 15 1673)DeathMargaret Cavendish, English writer (born in 1623)
December 15th, 1621 (December 15 1621)DeathCharles de Luynes, Constable of France (born in 1578)
December 15th, 1598 (December 15 1598)DeathPhilips van Marnix, lord of Sint-Aldegonde, Dutch writer and statesman (born in 1538)
December 15th, 1467 (December 15 1467)EventStephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
December 15th, 1263 (December 15 1263)DeathKing Haakon IV of Norway (born in 1204)
December 15th, 1256 (December 15 1256)EventHulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
December 15th, 1230 (December 15 1230)DeathKing Otakar I of Bohemia
December 15th, 1167 (December 15 1167)EventSicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
December 15th, 1072 (December 15 1072)DeathAlp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (born in 1029)Alp Arslan Quotes
December 15th, 1025 (December 15 1025)DeathBasil II, Byzantine Emperor (born in 958)
December 15th, 0533 (December 15 0533)EventByzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.

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