Historical Events In August - 15
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm) on this day in history.
1969 Woodstock music festival on this day in history.
1969 Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97 on this day in history.
1970 Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66 on August - 15.
1971 Bahrain gains independence from Britain on August - 15.
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 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 this day in history alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89
1973 Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens on August - 15.
1974 On this day in history south Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
1974 Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82 on August - 15.
1975 Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53 on August - 15.
1976 On this day in history 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 On this day in history patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60
1983 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42 on this day in history.
1985 Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68 on August - 15.
1986 Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger on this day in history.
1988 On August - 15 barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
1989 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies on August - 15.
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 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 August - 15 erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77
1996 Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
2007 On this day in history 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 August - 15.