What Happened on December 15, 2021

Historical Events

Music History

Bruce Springsteen sells his music back catalogue to Sony Music Entertainment for an estimated $500 million, in possibly the biggest deal ever for a single artist [1]

  • COVID-19 Omicron variant called "probably the most significant threat" of the pandemic by head of UK Health Security Agency, warning of "staggering" growth in next few days [1]

Event of Interest

Las Vegas' McCarran Airport officially changes name to Harry Reid International Airport

2021 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, educator, and social activist, dies of kidney failure at 69
  • Bridget Hanley, American actress (Here Come the Brides - "Candy Pruitt"), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 80
  • Hans Küppers, German soccer midfielder (7 caps, West Germany; TSV 1860 Munich, 1. FC Nürnberg), dies at 82
  • Len Hauss, American football center (5 x Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), dies at 79
  • Wanda Young, American pop singer (The Marvelettes - "Please Mr. Postman"; “Don’t Mess With Bill"), dies of heart disease at 78

About December 15, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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