Historical Events In August - 15
Sunday, 24 January 2021
1943 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on August - 15.
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 this day in history.
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 A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II on August - 15.
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 this day in history.
1948 Korea proclaims itself a republic on this day in history.
1948 On August - 15 republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
1948 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias on August - 15.
1949 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
1951 On August - 15 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 Inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage on August - 15.
1956 On this day in history 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 On August - 15 uSAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter
1958 On August - 15 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 On this day in history uFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
1962 On August - 15 shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia
1963 John Powell, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1964 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill on August - 15.
1965 US National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles on this day in history.
1966 On August - 15 gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
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 August - 15.
1968 On August - 15 edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84