Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 19 April 2021
1943 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on this day in history.
1944 Allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured on this day in history.
1944 On August - 15 anvil-Dragoon, U.S. 6th, 7th and French first Armies, attack Southern France and head toward Southern Germany.
1944 Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed on August - 15.
1945 South Korea liberated from Japanese rule on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history uS wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends
1945 On August - 15 a riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
1947 On this day in history india becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1947 On this day in history india gains independence from Britain
1947 India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on this day in history.
1948 On August - 15 korea proclaims itself a republic
1948 On this day in history republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
1948 On this day in history 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1949 On August - 15 wOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 On August - 15 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India
1950 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000 on August - 15.
1951 Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1952 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34 on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage.
1956 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1957 David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon on this day in history.
1957 On August - 15 uSAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter
1958 On this day in history william L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
1960 On August - 15 congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1960 UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen on this day in history.
1962 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history john Powell, composer, dies at 80
1964 On August - 15 race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
1965 On this day in history uS National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles
1966 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1967 England's Marine Offense Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down on August - 15.
1967 On August - 15 rené Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
1968 On this day in history pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
1968 Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.