May 15

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July 6, 2022

May 15 is the 135th day of the year, 136th in leap years. There are 230 days left in the year.

Name day

Hallvard, Halvor (see Holidays)

History

1701 - Spanish Succession War begins. 1756 - The Seven Years' War breaks out in Europe, when Britain declares war on France. 1811 - Paraguay declares independence from Spain. 1776 - The Battle of Les Cèdres in the American Revolutionary War begins. 1851 - Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand. 1918 - The Finnish Civil War ends. 1940 - McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California. 1940 - The first nylon stockings are sold in the United States. 1943 - Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern. 1948 - Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia attack Israel as a prelude to the Arab-Israeli War. 1991 - Édith Cresson becomes France's first female Prime Minister.

Norsk historie

1914 - The anniversary exhibition at Frogner 1914 opens (closes September 11). 1919 - Grand Hotel (Molde) burns to the ground, killing six people. 1937 - The tram accident in Sannergata in Oslo. One person dies. 1953 - Princess Ragnhild marries Erling Lorentzen. 1973 - Wolves and bears are protected throughout Norway. 1994 - The Norwegian Aviation Museum is opened by Harald V.

Births

See more who were born on 15 May in Category: Births on 15 May. 1838 - Nicolae Grigorescu, Romanian painter (d. 1907) 1838 - Hilary Majewski, Polish architect (d. 1892) 1848 - Carl Wernicke, German physician and psychiatrist (d. 1905) 1859 - Pierre Curie, French scientist (d. 1906) 1864 - Vilhelm Hammershøi, Danish painter (d. 1916) 1879 - Ernst Schultz, Danish athlete (d. 1906) 1898 - Egil Andersen Hylleraas, Norwegian physicist (d. 1965) 1909 - James Mason, British actor (d. 1984) 1914 - Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese sherpa (d. 1986) 1915 - Jens Christian Hauge, Norwegian politician, opponent during World War II (d. 2006) 1915 - Johan Castricum, Dutch Franciscan priest (d. 1999) 1915 - Paul Samuelson, American economist (d. 2009) 1916 - Vera Gebuhr, Danish actress (d. 2014) 1918 - Eddy Arnold, American musician (d. 2008) 1920 - Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Lebanese cardinal (d. 2019) 1921 - Anders Hagen, Norwegian archaeologist (d. 2005) 1928 - Gustav ter Jung, Norwegian businessman (d. 2007) 1930 - Jasper Johns, American artist 1934 - John Keegan, British historian, journalist and author (d. 2012) 1936 - May Bente Bonnevie, Norwegian visual artist 1936 - Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist and illustrator 1937 - Karin Krog, Norwegian jazz singer 1942 - Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian Vice President 1945 - Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Swaziland Prime Minister (d. 2018) 1948 - Brian Eno, British musician 1951 - Frank Wilczek, American physicist and Nobel laureate in physics 1953 - Mike Oldfield, British musician 1955 - Hege Skjeie, Norwegian professor of political science (d. 2018) 1958 - Regina van Dinther, German politician 1959 - Einar Gelius, Norwegian parish priest 1959 - Ronald Pofalla, German Politician 1959 - John Arch, American vocalist 1962 - Gro Dahle, Norwegian poet and author 1964 - Levi Henriksen, Norwegian author 1967 - Simen Agdestein, Norwegian chess player and football player 1969 - Carsten Thomassen, Norwegian journalist (d. 2008) 1974 - Sveinung Eide, Norwegian doctor and musician 1975 - Ólafur Örn Bjarnason, Icelandic football player 1977 - Lydia Cheromei, Kenyan athlete 1979 - Gaute Grøtta Grav, host and reality participant 1981 - Patrice Evra, French-Senegalese footballer 1982 - Veronica Campbell, Jamaican athlete 1982 - Stefan Ishizaki, Swedish football player 1984 - Medhi Lacen, Algerian footballer 1985 - Carl Medjani, Algerian footballer 1986 - David Pedersen, Norwegian idol participant 1986 - Paul Obiefule, Nigerian footballer 1986 - Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer 1989 - Synnøve Solemdal, Norwegian biathlete Deaths