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Historical Events In August - 15

Thursday, 05 August 2021

1969  On August - 15 woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)  

1969  Woodstock music festival on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97  

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

1971  On August - 15 bahrain gains independence from Britain  

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  On this day in history pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents  

1971  Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76 on this day in history.  

1972  Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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

1974  South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination on this day in history.  

1974  Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

1976  Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84 on August - 15.  

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  Patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1985  On this day in history richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68  

1986  On August - 15 pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger  

1988  Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

1990  Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66 on this day in history.  

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 August - 15.  

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  Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80 on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77  

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

2000  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 on this day in history.  

2007  An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean on August - 15.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of king Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)  

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

1432  On August - 15 birth of luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1613  On August - 15 birth of gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)  

1619  Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

0423  On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on this day in history.  

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

1040  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on August - 15.  

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

1118  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1196  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on August - 15.  

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