On This Day

Historical Events on July 15 (Part 2)

  • 2014 20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow
  • 2014 Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted
  • 2014 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota

Music History

2015 Robbie Williams announces he is returning to boy band Take That

  • 2016 Attempted military coup in Turkey fails, nearly 300 killed, 6,000 then arrested

Television Debut

2016 "Stranger Things" debuts on Netflix created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

2017 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title

  • 2017 Australian Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance

Sports History

2018 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory

FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup Final, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Former captain Didier Deschamps becomes only the 3rd man to win the event as a player and coach as France beats Croatia, 4-2

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2018 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 4th Wimbledon title beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6

Sports History

2018 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Exmoor CC: Fijian Vijay Singh wins in a playoff with Jeff Maggert on 2nd extra hole

  • 2018 8-year-old girl finds pre-Viking-era sword in Vidostern lake, Sweden, internet proclaims her Queen of Sweden
  • 2019 Tampa Bay catcher Travis d'Arnaud becomes first player in MLB history to hit 3 homers while catching and batting leadoff in the Rays' 5-4 win over the NY Yankees
  • 2020 Heavy monsoon flooding in Indian north-eastern state of Assam affects more than 2 million people, kills more than 50
  • 2021 Devastating floods linked to climate change sweep through towns in western Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, after record rainfall, killing at least 188 people