On This Day: January 15

Tornado Talk Summary

Ten tornadoes occurred on January 15, 1971, nine of which were in the state of Georgia. We look at one of those, later rated F2. It was the only one where a fatality occurred. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

January 15, 1947: An F2 tornado demolished a tenant house three miles NE of Pinson, TN. Four members of one family were killed. Another tenant home and barns were destroyed. Livestock were killed. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 15, 2017: An EF2 tornado tracked for 12 miles from northeast of Gatesvilles to west of Valley Mills, TX. Two homes were unroofed, and some barns and farm equipment were destroyed. Source

A tree that was toppled. A destroyed barn is visible in the background. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 15, 1852: The Susquehanna River in Maryland froze due to the extreme cold, with the ice depth being up to 3 feet thick. This snarled ferry travel between Havre De Grace and Perryville, so railroad tracks were built across the ice. Starting on January 15 and culminating on February 29, upwards of 1300 train cars traversed the frozen river. Source

Photo of the railroad that was built over the ice, photo via NWS Aberdeen.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 2001, Wikipedia a free Wiki or content encyclopedia is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968, was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1948, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”, film based on B. Traven’s novel, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart premieres! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1992, English bass guitarist Dee Murray died after suffering a stroke aged 45. He is best known as a member of Elton John’s band. He first appeared with Elton on the 1970 album Tumbleweed Connection and the milestone albums Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson were also members of the Spencer Davis Group in 1969 and during the Eighties Murray continued working as a session musician. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 15, 1889: he Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Note:  There are some images/videos in our summaries that were licensed to us to be used only on this website. If you would like to use an image/video in your project or blog, please contact us and we will grant permission if possible.

Newspaper clips are embedded via newspapers.com. Please see their terms and conditions.


Would you like to see more summaries like this one?  Support Tornado Talk on Patreon! Become a Patron!

You cannot copy content of this page