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 This day in History - October 15
378 Historic Events for October 15
1983

Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games

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1983

Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83

Death
1984

Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud

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1984

Central Intelligence Agency's Information Act passes

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1985

Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds

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1985

Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

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1985

Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72

Death
1985

Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani

Event
1986

Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 and win NL pennant

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1987

"Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances

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1987

6th Belgium govt of Martens falls

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1987

Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies

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1987

Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies

Death
1987

Lanford Wilson's "Burn This," premieres in NYC

Event
1987

NFL Players Assn orders an end to 24 day strike

Event
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 World Series

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1988

NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)

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1988

Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires

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1989

Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd

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1989

Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer

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1989

South african ANC-founder/leader Walter Sisulu freed

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1989

S Afr pres FW de Klerk frees Sisulu and 4 other political prisoners

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1990

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

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1990

Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58

Death
1990

Leonard Bernstein, composer (West Side Story), dies at 72

Death