Historical Events In August - 15
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
1943 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on August - 15.
1944 On August - 15 allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured.
1944 Anvil-Dragoon, U.S. 6th, 7th and French first Armies, attack Southern France and head toward Southern Germany on this day in history.
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 US wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends on this day in history.
1945 On August - 15 a riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
1947 On August - 15 india becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1947 On this day in history india gains independence from Britain
1947 On August - 15 india declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1948 Korea proclaims itself a republic on this day in history.
1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day) on this day in history.
1948 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias on this day in history.
1949 On August - 15 wOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India on August - 15.
1950 On this day in history 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
1951 Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69 on August - 15.
1952 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34 on August - 15.
1953 Inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage on this day in history.
1956 On August - 15 constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
1957 David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon on August - 15.
1957 USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter on this day in history.
1958 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1960 UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen on August - 15.
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 August - 15 uS National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles
1966 On this day in history gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
1967 On August - 15 england's Marine Offense Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down
1967 On August - 15 rené Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting on this day in history.
1968 Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 on August - 15.