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Historical Events on 15th October, What Happened on October 15th This Day in History

2013:A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines, resulting in more than 215 deaths.
2012:British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond agree on a deal setting out the terms of a referendum on Scottish independence at a meeting in Edinburgh.
2011:Global protests break out in 120 cities in 48 countries.
2008:The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst day in the Dow's history based on a percentage drop.
2007:Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
2005:A riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
2003:China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
2003:The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi runs into a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.
2001:NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
1997:The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
1997:The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), exactly 50 years and 1 day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere.
1995:Marco Campos, died in an accident in a International Formula 3000 race at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours circuit, making him the only driver ever killed in the International Formula 3000 series.
1990:Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
1989:Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
1987:The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
1979:Black Monday in Malta. The Building of the Times of Malta, the residence of the opposition leader Eddie Fenech Adami and several Nationalist Party clubs are ransacked and destroyed by supporters of the Malta Labour Party.
1971:The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
1970:The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
1970:Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
1969:Vietnam War; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held in Washington DC and across the US. Over 2 million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in the nation's capital.
1966:Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
1965:Vietnam War: The Catholic Worker Movement stages an anti-war rally in Manhattan including a public burning of a draft card; the first such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to the Selective Service Act.
1956:Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
1954:Hurricane Hazel devastates the eastern seaboard, killing 95 and causing massive floods as far north as Toronto. As a Category 4 upon landfall, it is the strongest storm on record to strike as far north as North Carolina.
1953:British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
1951:Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes conducts the very last step of the first synthesis of norethisterone, the progestin that would later be used in one of the first three oral contraceptives.
1951:The first episode of I Love Lucy, an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley, airs on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
1945:World War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
1944:The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
1940:The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco, making him the only European president to have been executed.
1939:The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed LaGuardia Airport) is dedicated.
1934:The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek's National Revolutionary Army successfully encircles Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March.
1932:Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1928:The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
1917:World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire.
1910:Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
1904:The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
1894:The Dreyfus affair: Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
1888:The "From Hell" letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
1880:Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
1878:The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
1864:American Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow is fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri, and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.
1863:American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.
1815:Napoleon I of France begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
1793:Queen Marie-Antoinette of France is tried and convicted in a swift, pre-determined trial in the Palais de Justice, Paris, and condemned to death the following day.
1783:The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon).
1764:Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
1582:Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
1529:The Siege of Vienna ends as the Austrians rout the invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.
1211:Battle of the Rhyndacus: The Latin emperor Henry of Flanders defeats the Nicaean emperor Theodore I Lascaris.
1066:Edgar the Ætheling proclaimed King of England, but never crowned. Reigned until 10 December 1066.

October 15 Birthdays, Who born on October 15th


2005 Prince Christian of Denmark ()
1999 Bailee Madison (American actress)
1996 Zelo (South Korean raper and dancer (B.A.P))
1995 Billy Unger (American actor)
1992 Vincent Martella (American actor and singer)
1990 Jeon Ji-yoon (South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer (4minute and 2Yoon))
1990 Kiko Mizuhara (American-Korean model)
1989 Blaine Gabbert (American football player)
1989 Leandro Antonio Martínez (Argentinian-Italian footballer)
1989 Alen Pamić (Croatian footballer (d. 2013))
1988 Mesut Özil (German footballer)
1987 Jesse Levine (Canadian-American tennis player)
1987 Chantal Strand (Canadian voice actress and singer)
1987 Ott Tänak (Estonian rally driver)
1986 Lee Donghae (South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (Super Junior)
1986 Carlo Janka (Swiss skier)
1985 Arron Afflalo (American basketball player)
1985 Walter Alberto López (Uruguayan footballer)
1985 Marcos Martínez (Spanish race car driver)
1984 Johan Voskamp (Dutch footballer)
1983 Holly Montag (American model)
1983 Bruno Senna (Brazilian race car driver)
1983 Stephy Tang (Hong Kong singer and actress (Cookies))
1982 Paulini (Fijian-Australian singer-songwriter and actress (Young Divas))
1982 Charline Labonté (Canadian ice hockey player)
1982 Sachiko Yamada (Japanese swimmer)
1981 Keyshia Cole (American singer-songwriter and producer)
1981 Elena Dementieva (Russian tennis player)
1981 Abram Elam (American football player)
1981 Guo Jingjing (Chinese diver)
1981 Radoslav Židek (Slovak snowboarder)
1980 Tom Boonen (Belgian cyclist)
1980 Siiri Nordin (Finnish singer-songwriter (Killer))
1979 Bohemia (Pakistani-American rapper and producer)
1979 Blue Adams (American football player and coach)
1979 Jekaterina Golovatenko (Estonian figure skater)
1979 Paul Robinson (English footballer)
1979 Jaci Velasquez (American singer-songwriter)
1979 Māris Verpakovskis (Latvian footballer)
1978 Devon Gummersall (American actor)
1978 Takeshi Morishima (Japanese wrestler)
1977 Polow da Don (American rapper and producer)
1977 Masato Kawabata (Japanese race car driver)
1977 David Trezeguet (French footballer)
1977 Patricio Urrutia (Ecuadorian footballer)
1976 Christian Allen (American video game designer)
1976 Manuel Dallan (Italian rugby player)
1975 Ginuwine (American singer-songwriter)
1975 Alessandro Doga (Italian footballer)
1975 Glen Little (English footballer)
1974 Bianca Rinaldi (Brazilian actress)
1973 Dax Riggs (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Acid Bath)
1972 Karla Álvarez (Mexican actress (d. 2013))
1972 Fred Hoiberg (American basketball player and coach)
1972 Matt Keeslar (American actor)
1972 Sandra Kim (Belgian singer)
1971 Joey Abs (American wrestler)
1971 Andrew Cole (English footballer and coach)
1971 Lauri Pilter (Estonian author)
1970 Eric Benét (American singer-songwriter and actor)
1969 Vítor Baía (Portuguese footballer)
1969 Paige Davis (American actress)
1969 Dominic West (English actor)
1968 Jyrki 69 (Finnish singer-songwriter (The 69 Eyes))
1968 Didier Deschamps (French footballer and manager)
1968 Vanessa Marcil (American actress)
1967 Götz Otto (German actor and screenwriter)
1966 Jorge Campos (Mexican footballer and manager)
1966 Bill Charlap (American pianist (The Blue Note 7))
1966 Ilse Huizinga (Dutch singer)
1966 Dave Stead (English drummer (Beautiful South))
1965 Nasser El Sonbaty (German bodybuilder (d. 2013))
1964 Roberto Vittori (Italian colonel)
1963 Stanley Menzo (Dutch footballer and manager)
1959 Sarah (Duchess of York)
1959 Emeril Lagasse (American chef and author)
1959 Alex Paterson (English keyboard player (The Orb and Transit Kings))
1959 Todd Solondz (American actor)
1958 Stephen Clarke (English-French author)
1958 Renée Jones (American actress)
1957 Michael Caton-Jones (Scottish actor)
1957 Mira Nair (Indian-American actress)
1957 Stacy Peralta (American skateboarder)
1955 Kulbir Bhaura (Indian field hockey player)
1955 Al Green (American wrestler (d. 2013))
1955 Tanya Roberts (American actress)
1954 Peter Bakowski (Australian poet)
1954 Jere Burns (American actor)
1954 Princess Friederike of Hanover ()
1953 Betsy Clifford (Canadian skier)
1953 Tito Jackson (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jackson 5))
1953 Larry Miller (American actor and screenwriter)
1953 Walter Jon Williams (American author)
1951 Peter Richardson (English actor)
1951 Rafael Vaganian (Armenian chess player)
1951 A. F. Th. van der Heijden (Dutch author)
1950 Candida Royalle (American porn actress)
1949 Laurie McBain (American author)
1949 Prannoy Roy (Indian journalist)
1948 Chris de Burgh (Argentinian-Irish singer-songwriter and pianist)
1947 Jaroslav Erno Šedivý (Czech drummer (The Primitives Group)
1946 Victor Banerjee (Indian actor)
1946 Richard Carpenter (American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Carpenters))
1946 Palle Danielsson (Swedish bassist and composer)
1946 John Getz (American actor)
1946 Stewart Stevenson (Scottish engineer and politician)
1945 Antonio Cañizares Llovera (Spanish cardinal)
1945 Neophyte of Bulgaria (Bulgarian patriarch)
1945 Jim Palmer (American baseball player and sportscaster)
1944 Sali Berisha (Albanian cardiologist and politician)
1944 Haim Saban (Egyptian-American businessman)
1944 David Trimble (Irish lawyer and politician)
1942 Harold W. Gehman (Jr.)
1942 Penny Marshall (American actress)
1940 Tommy Bishop (English rugby player)
1940 Peter C. Doherty (Australian surgeon)
1938 Marv Johnson (American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993))
1938 Fela Kuti (Nigerian singer-songwriter and activist (d. 1997))
1938 Robert Ward (American guitarist and songwriter (Ohio Players) (d. 2008))
1937 Brad Corbett (American businessman (d. 2012))
1937 Linda Lavin (American actress)
1937 Barry McGuire (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The New Christy Minstrels))
1937 Biff Rose (American singer-songwriter and comedian)
1935 Richard McTaggart (Scottish boxer)
1935 Bobby Morrow (American sprinter)
1935 Willie O'Ree (Canadian ice hockey player)
1934 N. Ramani (Indian flute player)
1933 Nicky Barnes (American drug lord)
1932 Jaan Rääts (Estonian composer)
1931 Freddy Cole (American singer and pianist)
1931 Gail Harris (American baseball player (d. 2012))
1931 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Indian engineer)
1930 FM-2030 (Belgian-Iranian basketball player)
1927 Bob Elliott (Canadian politician (d. 2013))
1927 Bill Henry (American baseball player)
1926 James E. Akins (American diplomat)
1926 Agustín García Calvo (Spanish philosopher and poet (d. 2012))
1926 Michel Foucault (French historian and philosopher (d. 1984))
1926 Ed McBain (American author and screenwriter (d. 2005))
1926 Jean Peters (American actress (d. 2000))
1926 Karl Richter (German organist and conductor (d. 1981))
1925 Mickey Baker (American-French guitarist (Mickey & Sylvia) (d. 2012))
1925 Aurora Bautista (Spanish actress (d. 2012))
1924 Marguerite Andersen (German-Canadian author and educator)
1924 Lee Iacocca (American businessman and author)
1924 Mark Lenard (American actor (d. 1996))
1924 Frank X. McDermott (American lawyer and politician (d. 2011))
1924 Warren Miller (American director and screenwriter)
1923 Italo Calvino (Italian journalist and author (d. 1985))
1923 Antonio Fontán (Spanish journalist and politician (d. 2010))
1923 Eugene Patterson (American journalist and activist (d. 2013))
1922 Agustina Bessa-Luís (Portuguese author)
1922 Preben Munthe (Norwegian economist and politician)
1922 William Y. Thompson (American historian and author (d. 2013))
1921 Angelica Rozeanu (Romanian table tennis player (d. 2006))
1920 Chris Economaki (American sportscaster and actor (d. 2012))
1920 Patricia Jessel (Hong Kong-English actress (d. 1968))
1920 Mario Puzo (American author and screenwriter (d. 1999))
1920 Henri Verneuil (Turkish-French director)
1919 Malcolm Ross (American captain)
1917 Jan Miner (American actress (d. 2004))
1917 Arthur M. Schlesinger (Jr.)
1917 Paul Tanner (American trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 2013))
1916 Al Killian (American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2007))
1916 George Turner (Australian author and critic (d. 1997))
1915 Yitzhak Shamir (Belarusian-Israeli politician)
1914 Mohammed Zahir Shah (Afghan king (d. 2007))
1912 Nellie Lutcher (American singer and pianist (d. 2007))
1910 Edwin O. Reischauer (Japanese-American scholar)
1909 Jesse L. Greenstein (American astronomer (d. 2002))
1909 Robert Trout (American journalist (d. 2000))
1908 Herman Chittison (American pianist (d. 1967))
1908 John Kenneth Galbraith (Canadian-American economist and diplomat)
1907 Varian Fry (American journalist (d. 1967))
1906 Hiram Fong (American soldier and politician (d. 2004))
1906 Alicia Patterson (American publisher)
1906 Victoria Spivey (American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976))
1905 C. P. Snow (English chemist and author (d. 1980))
1900 Mervyn LeRoy (American actor)
1898 Boughera El Ouafi (Algerian runner (d. 1951))
1897 Johannes Sikkar (Estonian politician)
1897 Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer South Indian Musician (d. 1975) ()
1894 Moshe Sharett (Ukrainian-Israeli politician)
1893 Carol II of Romania (d. 1953) ()
1890 Álvaro de Campos (Portuguese poet and engineer (d. 1935))
1887 Frederick Fleet (English sailor (d. 1965))
1884 Archibald Hoxsey (American pilot (d. 1910))
1882 Charley O'Leary (American baseball player and coach (d. 1941))
1881 P. G. Wodehouse (English-American author and playwright (d. 1975))
1880 Herman Glass (American gymnast (d. 1961))
1879 Jane Darwell (American actress (d. 1967))
1878 Paul Reynaud (French lawyer and politician)
1874 Alfred (Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1899))
1872 Wilhelm Miklas (Austrian politician)
1872 August Nilsson (Swedish pole vaulter (d. 1921))
1865 Charles W. Clark (American singer and educator (d. 1925))
1865 Albert Heijn (Dutch businessman (d. 1945))
1858 John L. Sullivan (American boxer (d. 1918))
1844 Friedrich Nietzsche (German composer)
1840 Honoré Mercier (Canadian journalist)
1836 James Tissot (French painter (d. 1902))
1829 Asaph Hall (American astronomer (d. 1907))
1825 Marie of Prussia (d. 1889) ()
1818 Alexander Dreyschock (Czech pianist and composer (d. 1869))
1814 Mikhail Lermontov (Russian author)
1785 José Miguel Carrera (Chilean general and politician (d. 1821))
1784 Thomas Robert Bugeaud (French general and politician)
1762 Samuel Adams Holyoke (American composer and educator (d. 1820))
1711 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine (d. 1741) ()
1701 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville (Canadian nun and saint)
1686 Allan Ramsay (Scottish poet and playwright (d. 1758))
1608 Evangelista Torricelli (Italian physicist and mathematician (d. 1647))
1471 Konrad Mutian (German epigrammatist (d. 1526))
1265 Temür Khan (Emperor Chengzong of Yuan (d. 1307))
70 Virgil (Roman poet (d. 19 BC))

October 15 deaths, Who died on October 15th


2013 Tommy Andersson (Swedish actor (b. 1962))
2013 Donald Bailey (American drummer (b. 1933))
2013 El Brazo (Mexican wrestler (b. 1961))
2013 Nevill Drury (English-Australian journalist and publisher (b. 1947))
2013 Sean Edwards (English race car driver (b. 1986))
2013 Rudolf Friedrich (Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1923))
2013 Cancio Garcia (Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1937))
2013 Arsala Jamal (Afghan politician (b. 1966))
2013 Gloria Lynne (American singer (b. 1931))
2013 Rudy Minarcin (American baseball player and coach (b. 1930))
2013 Hans Riegel (German businessman (b. 1923))
2012 Claude Cheysson (French politician)
2012 Patrick R. Cooney (American bishop (b. 1934))
2012 Erol Günaydın (Turkish actor (b. 1933))
2012 Maria Petrou (Greek-English computer scientist (b. 1953))
2012 Norodom Sihanouk (Cambodian politician)
2012 Pat Ward (American politician (b. 1957))
2011 Betty Driver (English actress)
2010 Richard C. Miller (American photographer (b. 1912))
2010 Mildred Fay Jefferson (American physician and activist (b. 1926))
2010 Johnny Sheffield (American actor (b. 1931))
2009 Heinz Versteeg (Dutch-German footballer (b. 1939))
2008 Edie Adams (American actress and singer (b. 1927))
2008 Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca (Turkish poet (b. 1914))
2008 Jack Narz (American game show host (b. 1922))
2007 Piet Boukema (Dutch jurist and politician (b. 1933))
2005 Jason Collier (American basketball player (b. 1977))
2005 Matti Wuori (Finnish politician (b. 1945))
2003 Ben Metcalfe (Canadian journalist and activist (b. 1919))
2001 Zhang Xueliang (Chinese warlord (b. 1901))
2000 Konrad Emil Bloch (Polish-American biochemist)
2000 Vincent Canby (American journalist and critic (b. 1924))
1999 Josef Locke (Irish tenor (b. 1917))
1998 Colette Darfeuil (French actress (b. 1906))
1995 Bengt Åkerblom (Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1967))
1995 Marco Campos (Brazilian race car driver (b. 1976))
1994 Sarah Kofman (French philosopher (b. 1934))
1990 Delphine Seyrig (Lebanese-French actress and director (b. 1932))
1988 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (English pianist)
1987 Thomas Sankara (Burkinabe captain and politician)
1981 Philip Fotheringham-Parker (English race car driver (b. 1907))
1980 Mikhail Lavrentyev (Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900))
1980 Apostolos Nikolaidis (Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896))
1976 Carlo Gambino (Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902))
1968 Virginia Lee Burton (American author and illustrator (b. 1909))
1966 Frederick Montague (1st Baron Amwell)
1965 Abraham Fraenkel (German-Israeli mathematician and academic (b. 1891))
1964 Cole Porter (American composer and songwriter (b. 1891))
1963 Horton Smith (American golfer (b. 1908))
1961 Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala' (Indian poet and author (b. 1896))
1960 Clara Kimball Young (American actress and producer (b. 1890))
1959 Lipót Fejér (Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880))
1955 Fumio Hayasaka (Japanese composer (b. 1914))
1948 Edythe Chapman (American actress (b. 1863))
1946 Hermann Göring (German general and politician (b. 1893))
1945 Pierre Laval (French politician)
1934 Emil Beyer (American gymnast (b. 1876))
1934 Raymond Poincaré (French politician)
1930 Herbert Henry Dow (Canadian-American businessman)
1918 Sai Baba of Shirdi (Indian guru and saint (b. 1838))
1917 Mata Hari (Dutch dancer (b. 1876))
1910 Stanley Ketchel (American boxer (b. 1886))
1900 Zdeněk Fibich (Czech composer (b. 1850))
1891 Gilbert Arthur à Beckett (English author (b. 1837))
1837 Ivan Dmitriev (Russian poet and politician)
1820 Karl Philipp (Prince of Schwarzenberg (b. 1771))
1819 Sergey Vyazmitinov (Russian general and politician)
1817 Tadeusz Kościuszko (Polish-Lithuanian general (b. 1746))
1811 Nathaniel Dance-Holland (English painter and politician (b. 1735))
1810 Alfred Moore (American captain and judge (b. 1755))
1788 Samuel Greig (Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735))
1715 Humphry Ditton (English mathematician (b. 1675))
1690 Juan de Valdés Leal (Spanish painter and illustrator (b. 1622))
1564 Andreas Vesalius (Belgian-Greek anatomist)
1389 Pope Urban VI (b. 1318) ()
1326 Walter de Stapledon (English bishop (b. 1261))
1174 Petronilla of Aragon (b. 1135) ()
1080 Rudolf of Rheinfelden (b. 1025) ()
912 Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi (Spanish emir (b. 844))
898 Lambert II of Spoleto (b. 880) ()