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Historical Events In August - 15

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1969  Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm) on this day in history.  

1969  Woodstock music festival on this day in history.  

1969  Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97 on this day in history.  

1970  Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66 on August - 15.  

1971  Bahrain gains independence from Britain on August - 15.  

1971  On this day in history hurricane Beth drops 296 mm of rain on Halifax and washes out highways and bridges in Nova Scotia.  

1971  Pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents on this day in history.  

1971  Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76 on August - 15.  

1972  On this day in history alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89  

1973  Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens on August - 15.  

1974  On this day in history south Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination  

1974  Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82 on August - 15.  

1975  Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53 on August - 15.  

1976  On this day in history jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84  

1978  Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80 on August - 15.  

1979  On August - 15 hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people  

1982  On this day in history patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60  

1983  Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1985  Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68 on August - 15.  

1986  Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger on this day in history.  

1988  On August - 15 barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82  

1989  F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies on August - 15.  

1990  On August - 15 nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66  

1991  On this day in history 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park  

1991  Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1992  Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies on this day in history.  

1993  Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93 on August - 15.  

1994  On August - 15 shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80  

1995  On August - 15 erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77  

1996  Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

2000  On this day in history a group of 100 separated family members from North Korea arrive in South Korea for temporary reunions with relatives they have not seen for half a century.  

2007  An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean on this day in history.  

2007  On this day in history india marks the 60th anniversary of their independence from the British Empire.  

2007  NBA referee Tim Donaghy surrenders to police and pleads guilty to charges brought up by the FBI investigation that he placed bets on games that he refereed on August - 15.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230) was born on this day in history.  

1195  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on August - 15.  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on this day in history.  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on August - 15.  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

1688  On this day in history birth of frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)  

1702  Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher was born on August - 15.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.  

0423  On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  On this day in history death of roland, Frankish commander  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.  

1040  On this day in history death of king Duncan I of Scotland  

1057  On August - 15 death of macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

1118  On this day in history alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies  

1196  On this day in history death of conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)  

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