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Historical Events In August - 15

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

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  Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97 on August - 15.  

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

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

1973  Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens on this day in history.  

1974  On August - 15 south Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination  

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

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 August - 15 harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80  

1979  Hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people on this day in history.  

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

1983  On August - 15 anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42  

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

1986  On August - 15 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  Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66 on this day in history.  

1991  On August - 15 750,000 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 this day in history erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77  

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

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 August - 15.  

2007  India marks the 60th anniversary of their independence from the British Empire on August - 15.  

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.  

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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 this day in history 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 this day in history 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 August - 15 birth of frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On August - 15 death of servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

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  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on this day in history.  

1040  On August - 15 death of king Duncan I of Scotland  

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  On August - 15 death of conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)  

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