On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean

Famous Deaths

  • Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), dies at 84
  • Russ Haas, American professional wrestler, dies of heart attack at 27