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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1954

Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY and NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil

Birth
1954

Alex Cox, director (Repo Man)

Birth
1955

Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)

Birth
1955

Melanie Chartoff, West Haven Ct, actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis)

Birth
1956

WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1956

KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1956

Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes

Event
1959

Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW and Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)

Birth
1959

Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)

Birth
1959

Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)

Birth
1959

Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"

Event
1960

Doug Phelps, Leachville Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)

Birth
1960

Don Franklin, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders)

Birth
1960

King Boudouin of Belgium marries do¤a Fabiola de Mora y Aragon

Event
1961

Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time

Event
1961

Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)

Birth
1961

Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)

Birth
1961

Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel

Event
1961

William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99

Death
1961

L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels

Event
1961

JFK visits Puerto Rico

Event
1962

Vaughn Meader's "1st Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 wks

Event
1962

Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63

Death
1963

Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)

Birth
1963

David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)

Birth