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, American composer of original Star Trek theme, dies at 88
  • Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop, dies after a crash at 47
  • Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (b. 1956)
  • Willis Lamb, American physicist (Nobel 1955), dies at 94