Born on this Day in History: December 15, 1949 - After a few memorable film roles in the 1970s, Don Johnson landed the part of a lifetime in 1984 as Sonny Crockett on TV’s "Miami Vice." The series lasted until 1989, earning Johnson a Golden Globe Award and celebrity status. He followed the series with performances in TV movies, including The Long Hot Summer. During the 1990s, Johnson enjoyed another career renaissance as the star of "Nash Bridges."
On this Day in History: December 15, 1961 - Nazi Adolf Eichmann, former Reichssicherheitshauptamt bureaucrat, is sentenced to death by a Jerusalem court. Eichmann had been arrested in Argentina and smuggled to Israel the previous year.