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2015 (MMXV) is a common year starting on Thursday in the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. It is the 2015th year in the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, and the 15th year in the 3rd millennium and 21st century.

Events[change | change source]

January[change | change source]

12 people are killed and 11 injured in the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies at 90 from pneumonia on January 23

February[change | change source]

Members of the Danish press react to the spree-shooting in Denmark

March[change | change source]

Dawn becomes the first spacecraft to orbit around a dwarf planet

April[change | change source]

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, dies at 91

May[change | change source]

People evacuate after a massive earthquake hits Nepal

June[change | change source]

Horror movie icon Christopher Lee dies at 93
The White House honors the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States

July[change | change source]

Raúl Castro and Barack Obama restore full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba

August[change | change source]

September[change | change source]

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in United Kingdom history

October[change | change source]

November[change | change source]

Predicted events[change | change source]

Unknown dates[change | change source]

Sports[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

In fiction[change | change source]

Computer and video games[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Set in 2015:

Media franchises[change | change source]

  • .hack: A fire occurs at the main CC Corp building, resulting in a large loss of data forcing The World to shut down. By splicing in data from what would have been another game, CC Corp is able to rebuild the game system, thus creating The World:R2.

Other fiction[change | change source]

Hit songs[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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