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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1976

12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria

Event
1977

Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election

Event
1977

Brook Wackman, rocker

Birth
1978

Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72

Death
1978

England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Boycott capt)

Event
1978

Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1978

Zaire revises constitution

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1978

Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Fla

Event
1979

Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show

Event
1979

Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Teheran, executed

Death
1979

Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51

Death
1979

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1979

Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hrs 40 mins

Event
1979

21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins

Event
1979

Kaj-Erik Eriksen, actor (Quarantine)

Birth
1980

Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec

Event
1980

Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals

Event
1981

Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies

Death
1981

Mike Bloomfield, rocker (Electric Flag), dies of drug overdose at 36

Death
1981

Thomas Beversdorf, composer, dies at 56

Death
1981

Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, NY

Event
1981

Joanne Carner wins LPGA SandH Golf Classic

Event
1982

Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw

Event
1982

Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die

Event
1982

Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), dies at 86

Death