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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1946

Conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89

Death
1946

Gordon Frederic Norton, composer, dies at 77

Death
1946

Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling)

Birth
1946

Harry Ray, Hackensack NJ, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)

Birth
1948

David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor (Island at Top of the World)

Birth
1948

Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury

Event
1949

Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion

Birth
1949

Don Johnson, Flatt Creek Mo, actor (Miami Vice, Harrad Experiment)

Birth
1949

Albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris

Event
1950

NYC's Port Authority opens

Event
1950

Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title

Event
1950

Robert Muller-Hartmann, composer, dies at 66

Death
1950

Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Dutch minister of Justice (198?-94)

Birth
1951

Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)

Birth
1951

Eric Drummond, 1st sec-gen League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75

Death
1951

Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star

Birth
1952

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias

Event
1952

"Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances

Event
1952

KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1952

Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation

Event
1953

Kishio Hirao, composer, dies at 46

Death
1953

WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons

Event
1954

Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands

Event
1954

Justin Ross, Bkln NY, actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change)

Birth