What Happened in 2015 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 497 of 497

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 23 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

Singer-songwriter Adele
  • Oct 24 Even results in Argentine Presidential Election between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macrieven trigger 1st ever Presidential run off 22 Nov
  • Oct 26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • Oct 26 World Health Organization classifies processed meat as carcinogenic
  • Oct 26 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits northern Pakistan and Afghanistan killing over 300

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Oct 27 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • Oct 28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings
  • Oct 28 World Heath Organization ranks Tuberculosis alongside HIV as world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing 1.2 million (2014)
  • Oct 28 Research indicating Plague dates back to the Bronze age in skeletons 5,783 years old, published by University of Copenhagen team in "Cell"
  • Oct 28 Third Republican presidential candidates debate run by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado
  • Oct 29 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), dies at 89
  • Oct 29 China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years
  • Oct 29 Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio)
  • Oct 31 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • Oct 31 Russian airliner crashes killing all 224 on board in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - Russia's worst air disaster
  • Oct 31 Breeders Cup Classic: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins at Keeneland
  • Nov 1 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result
  • Nov 2 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system
  • Nov 3 Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne - 1st woman to win
  • Nov 3 Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion
  • Nov 4 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32

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Nov 4 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and woman

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

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Nov 4 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Nov 4 Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37, 1 year old survives in father's arms
  • Nov 5 Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender"
  • Nov 5 Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo
  • Nov 5 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce
  • Nov 7 Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000)
  • Nov 9 Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus
  • Nov 9 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
  • Nov 9 San Diego's SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment
  • Nov 9 "Reclining Nude", by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m
  • Nov 10 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • Nov 10 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 11 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River
  • Nov 11 Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva
  • Nov 12 Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill 43, Isis claim responsibility

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Nov 12 Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 13 Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. Isis claim responsibility
  • Nov 14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 15 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris

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Nov 16 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • Nov 16 Largest diamond discovered in more than a century - 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana

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Nov 17 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

  • Nov 17 Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary
  • Nov 17 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed
  • Nov 18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • Nov 18 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100
  • Nov 20 More than half of all trees in Amazon forest at risk of extinction according to data published in journal "Sciences Advances"
  • Nov 22 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent
  • Nov 23 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation

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Nov 23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • Nov 24 Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12
  • Nov 24 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
  • Nov 24 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the cuntry's general election
  • Nov 24 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
  • Nov 25 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic
  • Nov 26 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day
  • Nov 27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Nov 27 "Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia
  • Nov 29 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936
  • Nov 29 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf
  • Nov 30 Till 10th Dec - COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) held in Paris

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Nov 30 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Nov 30 Pope Francis urges peace while visiting controversial mosque in Bangui's PK5 district in Central African Republic
  • Dec 2 Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17
  • Dec 3 US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women
  • Dec 4 Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded

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Dec 7 Time Magazine readers name Bernie Sanders their 'person of the year'

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Dec 7 Beijing issues its 1st ever red alert for pollution

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Dec 7 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Dec 9 Attack on Kandahar airport by Taliban forces kills at least 37 before Afghan forces retake control
  • Dec 9 Amazon's best-selling book of the year is "Girl on a Train" by Paula Hwakins

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Dec 9 German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Dec 10 Scientists at Cornell University announce world's first IVF puppies successfully born from a surrogate dog
  • Dec 11 Unrest in Burundi leads to clashes between authorities and protesters in Bujumbura, killing at least 87
  • Dec 11 "Playboy" magazine publishes its last nude issue, featuring Pamela Anderson on the cover
  • Dec 12 First women ever elected in Saudi Arabia in municipal council elections
  • Dec 13 COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between nearly 200 countries to attempt to tackle rising global tempertures
  • Dec 13 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas
  • Dec 14 Bus plunges off bridge into Balboa River near Argentina city of Rosario de la Frontera, killing 43 frontier police on board

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 14 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

  • Dec 15 1,000 schools closed in Los Angeles after a email threat, supposedly from jihadists
  • Dec 15 Mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a a criminal investigation
  • Dec 15 Fifth Republican presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dec 16 US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since 2006
  • Dec 17 José Mourinho is sacked as manager of British Premier football club Chelsea
  • Dec 17 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is arrested on fraud charges in New York by the FBI
  • Dec 17 Libyan warring political factions sign a UN-brokered deal to form a unified government
  • Dec 19 Third Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire
  • Dec 20 Landslide from construction waste in Shenzhen, China leaves 74 dead or missing and buries 30 buildings
  • Dec 26 Floods in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay displace 150,000, blamed on El Nino
  • Dec 27 Iraqi forces retake IS held city of Ramadi (ISIS first captured in May)
  • Dec 28 Japan and South Korea reach agreement over WWII "comfort women", Japan apologies and pays 1bn yen compensation
  • Dec 29 Ebola epidemic in Guinea declared over by WHO, 2,500 died over 2 years
  • Dec 31 US law enforcement kills 1,134 in 2015, young black men 9x more likely to be victims

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