What Happened in 2015

Significant Events

  • Apr 11 Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution
  • May 11 India's poulation officially reaches 1 billion - Astha Arora named India's billionth baby
  • Jun 15 Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for US President
  • Jul 21 HistoryOrb.com becomes OnThisDay.com
  • Sep 9 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria
  • Oct 19 US scientists from University of California find evidence life on earth may have begun 4.1 billion years ago, 300 million earlier than previously thought
  • Oct 29 China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years
  • Dec 12 COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels
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Did You Know?

Archeologists announce they have found at Lomekwi in Kenya 3.3 million-year old stone tools, the oldest ever discovered and which pre-date the earliest humans

On April 14, 2015


World Leaders in 2015

Famous People in 2015

Famous People Born in 2015

  • May 2 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William, born in London
  • Jun 15 Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland, born in Danderyd

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 1 Singer-songwriter Ben Harper (45) weds social advocate Jaclyn Matfus
  • Jan 5 Actress Cameron Diaz (42) weds Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (35) in Beverly Hills, California
  • Jan 17 Actor/comedian Stephen Fry (57) weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham
  • Jan 21 "One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray (33) weds actress Sarah Roemer (30)
  • Feb 3 Golden Globe Award actor Johnny Depp (51) weds model Amber Heard (28) at their home in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 23 TV personality Kris Jenner and athlete Bruce Jenner divorce after 13 years of marriage
  • Aug 3 Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale announce their intention to divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage
  • Oct 14 Ricki Lake and Christian Evans divorce after 3 years of marriage
  • Dec 4 Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas divorce after 19 years of marriage
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