On This Day

What Happened on January 15

Important Events

  • 588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
  • 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England

Jan 15 in Film & TV

  • 1981 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV

Jan 15 in Sport

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed to house the US military

On January 15, 1943

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Two million gallons of molasses flood Boston Massachusetts in the "Great Molasses Flood" when a storage tank burst, drowning 21 and injuring 150

On January 15, 1919

Famous Weddings

  • 1930 Businesswoman Estee Mentzer (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauter (later Lauder)
  • 1953 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia
  • 1955 Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)
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