JUNE 15 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1300 – The city of Bilbao was founded on the 15th June 1300.

1502 – Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Martinique on the 15th June 1502, on his 4th voyage.

1667 – The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys on the 15th June 1667

1843 – Edvard Grieg the Norwegian pianist and composer was born on the 15th June 1843 (died 1907).

1937 – Waylon Jennings the American singer-songwriter from The Highwaymen was born on the 15th June 1937 (d. 2002).

1941Harry Nilsson the American singer-songwriter and musician was born on the 15th June 1941 (died 1994 aged 52). Nilsson achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s, with his hit singles Everybody’s Talkin’ (1969), Without You (1971) and Coconut (1972). Nilsson’s career is notable because he was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or regular tours. He was awarded Grammys for 2 of his recordings; best male contemporary vocal in 1969 for Everybody’s Talkin’ in the Academy Award-winning movie Midnight Cowboy, and best male pop vocal in 1972 for Without You.

1945Mike Rudd the New Zealand-born leader of Australian progressive rock bands Spectrum and Ariel was born on the 15th June 1945.

1946 – Noddy Holder the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Slade was born on the 15th June 1946.

1946 – Demis Roussos the Greek singer was born on the 15th June 1946.

1949 – Russell Hitchcock the Australian singer from Air Supply was born on the 15th June 1949.

1951 – Steve Walsh the American singer-songwriter and keyboardist from Kansas was born on the 15th June 1951.

1958Neil Arthur the singer from Blancmange was born on the 15th June 1958.

1963 – Helen Hunt the American actress was born on the 15th June 1963.

1964 – Courteney Cox the American actress, director, and producer was born on the 15th June 1964.

1969 – Ice Cube the American rapper, producer, director, and actor was born on the 15th June 1969.

1976 – Gary Lightbody the Irish singer-songwriter and musician from Snow Patrol was born on the 15th June 1976.

1984 – Luke Hodge the Australian footballer was born on the 15th June 1984.

2012Nik Wallenda became the 1st person in the World to walk a tightrope stretched over Niagara Falls on the 15th June 2012.

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

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