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 This day in History - January 15
396 Historic Events for January 15
1939

Charles Christopher Steel, composer

Birth
1939

Municipal Railway and Market St RR begin service to Transbay Terminal

Event
1939

1st NFL pro bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field

Event
1940

German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)

Event
1941

Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)

Birth
1942

Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12), dies at 58

Death
1942

Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss and Say Goodbye)

Birth
1942

Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II

Event
1942

FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II

Event
1943

1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon

Event
1943

Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)

Birth
1943

1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught

Event
1943

World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed

Event
1944

European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany

Event
1944

General Eisenhower arrives in England

Event
1944

Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die

Event
1945

Marie-Christine AHI von Leibnitz, (German?)/British princess

Birth
1945

Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp

Event
1945

Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg sugar beets

Event
1945

"Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 perfs

Event
1947

Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)

Birth
1947

Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken and Waterman-Road Block)

Birth
1948

Tommy Nolan, Montreal Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin)

Birth
1948

Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Birth
1948

Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)

Birth