What Happened on May 15, 2008

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop (b. 1960)
  • Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (b. 1956)