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Historical Events In August - 15

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1907  Paul Vincze, medallist on August - 15.  

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

1909  Raymond O'Malley, teacher on August - 15.  

1910  On August - 15 hugo Winterhalter, composer  

1911  On August - 15 procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening  

1912  Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game on August - 15.  

1912  On this day in history julia Child, Pasadena Calif, chef (French Chef)  

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

1914  13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2) on August - 15.  

1914  On August - 15 peter Nicholson Gunn, writer  

1914  On August - 15 anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]  

1915  Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia on August - 15.  

1915  On August - 15 alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist  

1915  On this day in history albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched  

1916  On August - 15 aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer  

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

1918  On August - 15 first full length cartoon (The Sinking of the Lusitania)  

1918  On August - 15 uS and Russia sever diplomatic ties  

1918  On August - 15 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)  

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

1918  On this day in history peter Gast, composer, dies at 64  

1919  Huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game) on August - 15.  

1922  On August - 15 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  On this day in history norway annexes Spitsbergen  

1931  On this day in history ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)  

1935  On this day in history gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75  

1936  Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

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

1940  1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi) on this day in history.  

1941  Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto on August - 15.  

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  On this day in history birth of king Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)  

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

1432  On this day in history birth of luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)  

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

1613  On this day in history birth of gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)  

1619  On this day in history birth of hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

1688  On this day in history birth of frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)  

1702  On August - 15 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 this day in history.  

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

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on this day in history.  

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

1040  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on August - 15.  

1057  On August - 15 death of macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

1118  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1196  On this day in history death of conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)  

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