JULY 15 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1606 REMBRANDT HARMENSZOON VAN RiJN the Dutch painter was born on the 15th day of July in 1606 (died in 1669 aged 63).

Rembrandt Self-portrait cap eyes wide open face etching burin 1630 artwork cold-chisel black & white art engraving
Rembrandt’s Self-portrait in a cap with eyes wide open, face etching & burin from 1630 artwork

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee Rembrandt 1633 oil painting canvas sailing boat men Jesus christ waves
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt, 1633 oil painting on canvas, still missing after the robbery from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990

1944 MiLLiE JACKSON the American singer was born on the 15th day of July in 1944.

1946 ~ LiNDA RONSTADT the American singer was born on the 15th day of July in 1946.

1948 ~ ALiCiA BRiDGES the American singer was born on the 15th day of July in 1948.

1951 ~ JESSE VENTURA the American professional wrestler and politician was born on the 15th day of July in 1951.

1956 ~ JOE SATRiANi American guitarist was born on the 15th day of July in 1956.

1956 ~ iAN CURTiS the British singer and songwriter from JOY DiViSiON was born on the 15th day of July in 1956 (died in 1980 aged 23)

1954 ~ The 1st flight of the BOEiNG 367-80, the prototype for the BOEiNG 707 and C-135 series, was on the 15th day of July in 1954.

1963BRiGiTTE NiELSEN the Danish born actress was born on the 15th day of July in 1963.

1967 ADAM SAVAGE the co-host of the television series MYTHBUSTERS was born on the 15th day of July in 1967.

1973 ~ BRiAN AUSTiN GREEN the American actor best known as David Silver on BEVERLY HiLLS 90210, was born on the 15th day of July in 1973.

1974 ~ CHRiS TAYLOR the Australian comedian from The CHASER was born on the 15th day of July in 1974.

1985 ~ The NiNTENDO ENTERTAiNMENT SYSTEM aka NES was released in Japan on the 15th day of July in 1985.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES console Control Deck 8-bit video game 1980s gamming
Nintendo Entertainment System aka NES, console control deck 8 bit video game (photo by Evan-Amos)

1991 ~ I’m Too Sexy by English pop group Right Said Fred was released on the 15th July 1991. The single reached number 1 in Australia (ARIA), Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)Canada, Ireland (IRMA), New Zealand and U.S. (Billboard Hot 100). In the UK the song stayed at number 2 for 6 weeks, which equalled the record for the most weeks at number 2 without ever topping the chart, as set by Father Abraham ~ The Smurf Song (1978). I’m Too Sexy was kept off number 1 position by (Everything I Do) I Do It for You ~ Bryan AdamsYouTube video: Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (1991)

2003 ~ AOL TiME WARNER disbanded Netscape Communications Corporation on the 15th day of July in 2003. The Mozilla Foundation was established on the same day.

Today in History for July 15th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

2012RiCK SPRiNGFiELD the Australian rock star from the 1980s, and actor from America’s longest-running American soap opera General Hospitaldropped into a Boronia restaurant, in the Outer Eastern suburb of Melbourne, for a bite to eat, then got up and spontaneously sang three songs on Sunday the 15th of July. See the Rick Springfield full story

Rick Springfield singing guitar Cove Steakhouse Wine Bar Grill Alchester Village Boronia restaurant
Rick Springfield’s spontaneous performance of “Jessie’s Girl” at Cove Steakhouse Wine Bar & Grill in Alchester Village, Boronia ~ 15 July 2012 (YouTube)

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