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|20th century – 21st century – 22nd century |
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|2012 2013 2014 – 2015 – 2016 2017 2018 |
2015 in other calendars
|Gregorian calendar ||2015 MMXV |
|Ab urbe condita ||2768 |
|Armenian calendar ||1464 ԹՎ ՌՆԿԴ |
|Assyrian calendar ||6765 |
|Bahá''í calendar ||171–172 |
|Bengali calendar ||1422 |
|Berber calendar ||2965 |
|British Regnal year ||63 Eliz. 2 – 64 Eliz. 2 |
|Buddhist calendar ||2559 |
|Burmese calendar ||1377 |
|Byzantine calendar ||7523–7524 |
|Chinese calendar ||甲午年 (Wood Horse) 4711 or 4651 — to — 乙未年 (Wood Goat) 4712 or 4652 |
|Coptic calendar ||1731–1732 |
|Discordian calendar ||3181 |
|Ethiopian calendar ||2007–2008 |
|Hebrew calendar ||5775–5776 |
|Hindu calendars || |
| - Vikram Samvat ||2071–2072 |
| - Shaka Samvat ||1937–1938 |
| - Kali Yuga ||5116–5117 |
|Holocene calendar ||12015 |
|Igbo calendar ||1015–1016 |
|Iranian calendar ||1393–1394 |
|Islamic calendar ||1436–1437 |
|Japanese calendar ||Heisei 27 (平成２７年) |
|Juche calendar ||104 |
|Julian calendar ||Gregorian minus 13 days |
|Korean calendar ||4348 |
|Minguo calendar ||ROC 104 民國104年 |
|Thai solar calendar ||2558 |
|Unix time ||1420070400–1451606399 |
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2015 (MMXV) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter D), the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.
2015 has been designated the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils by the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly. Events January
Predicted and scheduled events April
- January 1
- The Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
- Lithuania officially adopts the euro as its currency, replacing the litas, and becomes the nineteenth Eurozone country.
- January 3–7 – A series of massacres in Baga, Nigeria and surrounding villages by Boko Haram killed more than 2000 people.
- January 15 – The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the franc''s value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets.
- January 22 – After Houthi forces seize the presidential palace, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi resigns after months of unrest.
- NASA''s Dawn spacecraft is expected to arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres.
- May 1–October 31 – Expo 2015 will be held in Milan, Italy.
- July – The ESA and NASA plan to launch the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, a gravity research probe and technology testbed.
- July 14 – NASA''s New Horizons spacecraft is expected to fly by Pluto and Charon and explore the area for five months, until the distance becomes too great. New Horizons will then enter the Kuiper belt and eventually leave the Solar System.
Deaths Main article: Deaths in 2015 Further information: Category:2015 deaths
- The United States and South Korea will dissolve the post-Korean War Combined Forces Command.
JanuaryKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
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In fiction Main article: Works of fiction set in 2015
- January 1
- January 3 – Edward Brooke, American politician (b. 1919)
- January 4 – Pino Daniele, Italian singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1955)
- January 5 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver (b. 1937)
- January 6 – Vlastimil Bubník, Czech ice hockey player and footballer (b. 1931)
- January 7
- Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer and film director (b. 1926)
- Rod Taylor, Australian actor (b. 1930)
- January 8 – Andraé Crouch, American singer, songwriter, and pastor (b. 1942)
- January 9 – Józef Oleksy, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1946)
- January 10 – Francesco Rosi, Italian film director (b. 1922)
- January 11
- Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (b. 1931)
- Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925)
- January 12 – Elena Obraztsova, Russian opera singer (b. 1939)
- January 17 – Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress (b. 1931)
- January 20
- Edgar Froese, German musician (b. 1944)
- Hitoshi Saito, Japanese judoka (b. 1961)
- January 21 – Leon Brittan, British politician (b. 1939)
- January 23 – King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (b. 1924)
- January 24 – Otto Carius, German WWII tank commander (b. 1922)
- January 25 – Demis Roussos, Greek singer (b. 1946)
- Back to the Future Part II (1989): Dr. Emmett Brown, Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker time-travel to October 21 of this year, the latest date in the Back to the Future trilogy.
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