Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm) on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history woodstock music festival
1969 On August - 15 stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97
1970 On this day in history karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
1971 Bahrain gains independence from Britain on August - 15.
1971 Hurricane Beth drops 296 mm of rain on Halifax and washes out highways and bridges in Nova Scotia on August - 15.
1971 Pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents on August - 15.
1971 Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76 on this day in history.
1972 On August - 15 alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89
1973 On August - 15 black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens
1974 On August - 15 south Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
1974 On August - 15 edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82
1975 On August - 15 mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53
1976 On this day in history jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
1978 On this day in history harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80
1979 Hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people on August - 15.
1982 Patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60 on August - 15.
1983 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42 on August - 15.
1985 Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1986 Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger on this day in history.
1988 Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82 on August - 15.
1989 On August - 15 f de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
1990 On this day in history nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66
1991 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park on August - 15.
1991 On this day in history marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
1992 On this day in history evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
1993 On August - 15 robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
1994 Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80 on August - 15.
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 August - 15.
2007 On this day in history an 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean.
2007 On August - 15 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 this day in history.