On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy

Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
  • Pakistani teenager Ahed Tamimi filmed slapping Israeli officers during protest, arrested 4 days later

Famous Deaths

  • Don Hogan Charles, American photographer and first African-American photographer hired by The New York Times, dies at 79
  • Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and TV/ radio presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), dies from heart failure at 89