Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 01 March 2021
1969 On August - 15 woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
1969 Woodstock music festival on August - 15.
1969 Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97 on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
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 August - 15.
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 South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination on August - 15.
1974 Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53
1976 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1978 Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80 on August - 15.
1979 Hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people on this day in history.
1982 Patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60 on August - 15.
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 this day in history pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger
1988 On August - 15 barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
1989 On this day in history f de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
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 August - 15.
1992 On this day in history evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
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 Erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77 on August - 15.
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 On August - 15 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 On August - 15 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.