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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1984

Leamon Hunt, US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists

Death
1984

Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76

Death
1984

500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq

Event
1984

Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73

Death
1985

World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23

Event
1985

STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad

Event
1986

44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit

Event
1986

Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election

Event
1986

Phil Natl Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos

Event
1987

Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer, dies at 57

Death
1987

Jimmy Holiday, US singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42

Death
1987

Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater

Event
1987

ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series

Event
1987

Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot

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1987

Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)

Event
1988

Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69

Death
1988

Neil R[onald] Jones, sf writer (Space War, Twin Worlds), dies at 78

Death
1988

Frederick [Fritz] Loewe, composer, dies

Death
1988

Gerard Holt, architect, dies at 83

Death
1988

Gardiner Means, US economist, dies at 91

Death
1988

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1989

Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends

Event
1989

Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt

Event
1990

Henry Brandon, actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 77

Death
1990

Jack Fletcher, actor (Any Wednesday), dies of heart attack at 68

Death