Historical Events In August - 15
Saturday, 26 September 2020
1943 On August - 15 allies land on Kiska Aleutians
1944 On this day in history allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured.
1944 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1945 On this day in history south Korea liberated from Japanese rule
1945 On August - 15 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 India becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on August - 15.
1947 India gains independence from Britain on this day in history.
1947 India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on August - 15.
1948 On August - 15 korea proclaims itself a republic
1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day) on August - 15.
1948 On August - 15 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1949 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting on August - 15.
1950 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India on this day in history.
1950 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000 on August - 15.
1951 On this day in history artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
1952 On August - 15 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34
1953 On August - 15 inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage.
1956 On this day in history constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
1957 On August - 15 david Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
1957 On this day in history 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 Congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day) on August - 15.
1960 On this day in history uFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
1962 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia on August - 15.
1963 On this day in history john Powell, composer, dies at 80
1964 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill on this day in history.
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 August - 15.
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 this day in history rené Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting on this day in history.
1968 On August - 15 edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84