(Wednesday, December 15, 1971, 8:00 p.m. ET) — Eight years after an act of heroism put him out of commission, an officer returns to active duty, only to find that the changes made to the job that limit an officer’s power and increase suspect’s rights are too much to handle on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV police drama Adam-12.
Video: Bill Clinton announces he'll run for president (Oct. 3, 1991)
(Sunday, December 15, 1991, 6:30 p.m. EST) — The six Democratic presidential candidates, making their nationally televised debut tonight, belittled U.S. President George Bush as “Scrooge” and “King George” while quarreling among themselves on economic policies and other issues.
The 90-minute debate from NBC’s studios in Washington was the first of seven planned for the 1992 presidential campaign season (click here to watch tonight’s full debate).
(Saturday, December 15, 1951) — (It’s No) Sin by Eddy Howard was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of two weeks (December 15/22, 1951).
(Friday, December 15, 1961) — Adolf Eichmann, one of the major organizers of the Holocaust during World War II, was sentenced to death today in Jerusalem four days after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
(Saturday, December 15, 2001) — U Got It Bad, by Usher is the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for the first of six weeks (December 15, 2001, January 19/26, February 2/9/16, 2002).
(Saturday, December 15, 2001) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney appeared today on Wetten Dass..? in Dresden, Germany.
(Saturday, December 15, 1991, 6 p.m. JST) — Rock legends George Harrison and Eric Clapton performed tonight at Tokyo Dome Stadium, Tokyo, as part of their 12-date tour of Japan.