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Historical Events In August - 15

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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

1969  Woodstock music festival on August - 15.  

1969  On August - 15 stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97  

1970  Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history bahrain gains independence from Britain  

1971  On August - 15 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 August - 15 alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89  

1973  On August - 15 black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens  

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

1974  On this day in history edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82  

1975  On this day in history mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53  

1976  On August - 15 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  Patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42  

1985  On August - 15 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  On this day in history 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 August - 15.  

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  Erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77 on August - 15.  

1996  Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86 on August - 15.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on August - 15.  

1575  On this day in history birth of bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on August - 15.  

1619  On August - 15 birth of hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

1688  On August - 15 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 this day in history.  

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

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.  

1038  On this day in history stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies  

1040  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on this day in history.  

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 August - 15.  

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

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