On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 2017

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by 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
2017 Highlights

About December 15, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius