Historical Events In August - 15
Friday, 03 July 2020
1943 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history 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 August - 15.
1944 On this day in history allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
1945 South Korea liberated from Japanese rule on August - 15.
1945 US wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends on August - 15.
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 On this day in history korea proclaims itself a republic
1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day) on August - 15.
1948 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history wOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 On this day in history 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India
1950 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1953 Inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage on August - 15.
1956 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1957 On August - 15 david Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
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 August - 15 congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1960 UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen on this day in history.
1962 On August - 15 shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia
1963 John Powell, composer, dies at 80 on August - 15.
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 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history 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 On August - 15 pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
1968 On this day in history edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84