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Historical Events In August - 15

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1907  On this day in history paul Vincze, medallist  

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 this day in history.  

1911  Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening on this day in history.  

1912  Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game on this day in history.  

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

1914  Panama Canal opens (under cost) on August - 15.  

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

1914  Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer on August - 15.  

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

1915  Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia on this day in history.  

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

1915  On August - 15 albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched  

1916  On this day in history aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer  

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  On August - 15 uS and Russia sever diplomatic ties  

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

1918  On this day in history florian Zabach, Chicago, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy)  

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

1919  On this day in history huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game)  

1922  Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie) on this day in history.  

1923  Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State on this day in history.  

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

1925  Norway annexes Spitsbergen on August - 15.  

1931  Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi) on August - 15.  

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

1936  On August - 15 grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64  

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

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 August - 15 birth of king Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)  

1195  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

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

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on August - 15.  

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

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 August - 15.  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On August - 15 death of servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

0423  On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

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

1038  On this day in history 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  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on this day in history.  

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