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 This day in History - September 15
430 Historic Events for September 15
1978

Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1979

Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50

Death
1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1979

Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL and NL (Astros)

Event
1980

Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51

Death
1980

Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"

Event
1981

US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor

Event
1981

Sara Haden, actress (A Family Affair), dies at 83

Death
1981

Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/marxism

Event
1982

1st issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc

Event
1982

Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

Event
1982

Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

Event
1982

Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's former foreign minister, executed in Iran

Death
1983

Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49

Death
1983

LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88

Death
1983

Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting NYC subway

Event
1983

Israel premier Begin resigns

Event
1984

Morocco Showcase opens

Event
1984

Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985

Event
1984

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1984

Jack Ikin, cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies

Death
1984

Henry Charles Albert David, Prince of Wales, 3rd in British succession

Birth
1985

Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concert

Event
1985

26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16«-11« at The Belfry, England

Event
1985

Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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