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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1973

James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)

Birth
1973

Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland

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1973

Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61

Death
1973

Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)

Birth
1973

US Psychiatrist say homosexuals are not mentally ill

Event
1973

Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game

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1973

Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year

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1973

Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens

Event
1973

American Psychiatric Assn declares homosexuality is not mental illness

Event
1973

Tammy Melinda Pearman, Bkln Ny, soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96)

Birth
1974

Harry Hershfield, cartoonist (Can You Top This?), dies at 89

Death
1974

Erich Walter Sternberg, composer, dies at 83

Death
1974

Jeffrey van der Stone, soccer player (RKC)

Birth
1974

A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)

Event
1975

Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63

Death
1976

Jamaica premier Manley wins elections

Event
1976

Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground

Event
1977

Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1977

Larissa Fontaine, Chicago Ill, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James

Event
1978

Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore

Event
1978

Henrietta Nagyova, Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star (ITF/Cali-COL)

Birth
1978

Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75

Death
1979

Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66

Death