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Historical Events In August - 15

Monday, 14 June 2021

1907  Paul Vincze, medallist on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76  

1909  On August - 15 raymond O'Malley, teacher  

1910  Hugo Winterhalter, composer on August - 15.  

1911  Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening on August - 15.  

1912  On August - 15 yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game  

1912  Julia Child, Pasadena Calif, chef (French Chef) on August - 15.  

1914  Panama Canal opens (under cost) on this day in history.  

1914  13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2) on this day in history.  

1914  On August - 15 peter Nicholson Gunn, writer  

1914  Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28] on this day in history.  

1915  On August - 15 journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia  

1915  On this day in history alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist  

1915  Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched on August - 15.  

1916  Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer on this day in history.  

1917  Prv. Michael James O'Rourke (7th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70 France on this day in history.  

1918  First full length cartoon (The Sinking of the Lusitania) on August - 15.  

1918  US and Russia sever diplomatic ties on this day in history.  

1918  1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania) on this day in history.  

1918  Florian Zabach, Chicago, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy) on this day in history.  

1918  On August - 15 peter Gast, composer, dies at 64  

1919  Huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game) on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie)  

1923  On this day in history eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State  

1923  Rose Marie, NYC, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show) on this day in history.  

1925  Norway annexes Spitsbergen on August - 15.  

1931  On August - 15 ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)  

1935  On August - 15 gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75  

1936  Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64 on August - 15.  

1939  On August - 15 "Wizard of Oz" premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood  

1939  "Wizard of Oz" premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood on this day in history.  

1940  On August - 15 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)  

1941  Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto on this day in history.  

1942  5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel on August - 15.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230) was born on this day in history.  

1195  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on August - 15.  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on August - 15.  

1575  On this day in history birth of bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on August - 15.  

1619  Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate was born on August - 15.  

1688  Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740) was born on this day in history.  

1702  On this day in history birth of francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher  

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Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.  

0423  On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.  

1038  On August - 15 stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies  

1040  On August - 15 death of king Duncan I of Scotland  

1057  Death of Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on this day in history.  

1118  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.  

1196  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on this day in history.  

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