On This Day

Historical Events on October 15 (Part 2)

Sports History

1997 NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

  • 1997 US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
  • 1997 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • 1997 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Jens Christain Skou, Paul D. Boyer and John E. Walker for their work on enzymes in the body

Television Debut

2000 Larry David's comedy show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

  • 2001 NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
  • 2001 The first tanker loading of the new $2.5-billion Kazakh-Russia Pipeline takes place
  • 2003 China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission
  • 2003 The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.
  • 2003 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3
  • 2005 Iraqi constitution ratification vote
  • 2005 Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested
  • 2007 Fox Business Network (FBN), American financial cable network is launched
  • 2007 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country
  • 2007 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
  • 2008 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1
  • 2011 Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries
  • 2011 Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida
  • 2011 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel "Bring Up the Bodies"

Music Single

2013 Dove Cameron releases a single, "Better In Stereo"

Historic Event

2013 Walmart announces that Doug McMillon, head of their International Division, will become its next CEO

  • 2014 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 0
  • 2017 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35

Film & TV History

2017 Actress Alyssa Milano's tweet “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

  • 2017 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how Congress passed a bill sponsored by Tom Marino that hindered the fight against the opioid crisis
  • 2017 Austrian legislative elections: Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) win most seats (62), led by Sebastian Kurz (31)
  • 2018 Caravan of up to 4,000 Central American migrants that started in Honduras reaches Guatemala, heading for Mexico and the US
  • 2018 American retailer Sears files for bankruptcy
  • 2018 At least 180,000 migrants driven out of Anglo and back into the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 2018 Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case
  • 2019 Record 12 Democratic presidential candidates participate in a live TV debate in Westerville, Ohio
  • 2019 Gunfight between Mexican security forces and armed civilians leaves 15 dead, in Guerrero state, a day after 13 police killed in a drug cartel ambush in Michoacán state
  • 2020 Thai government issues emergency decree banning public gatherings amid increasing pro-democracy protests and criticism of the king
  • 2021 British MP Sir David Amess stabbed to death at a meeting of constituents in Essex in Leigh-on-Sea, England in probable terror attack
  • 2021 IPL Cricket Final, Dubai International Stadium: Chennai Super Kings win their 4th IPL title beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs; Faf du Plessis scores 86 off 59 balls for Player of the Match