Historical Events In August - 15
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
1907 Paul Vincze, medallist on this day in history.
1907 On August - 15 joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76
1909 On August - 15 raymond O'Malley, teacher
1910 Hugo Winterhalter, composer on this day in history.
1911 Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening on August - 15.
1912 On August - 15 yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
1912 Julia Child, Pasadena Calif, chef (French Chef) on this day in history.
1914 Panama Canal opens (under cost) on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
1914 On August - 15 peter Nicholson Gunn, writer
1914 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28] on August - 15.
1915 Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
1915 Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched on this day in history.
1916 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer on August - 15.
1917 Prv. Michael James O'Rourke (7th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70 France on this day in history.
1918 First full length cartoon (The Sinking of the Lusitania) on this day in history.
1918 On this day in history uS and Russia sever diplomatic ties
1918 On August - 15 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
1918 Florian Zabach, Chicago, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy) on this day in history.
1918 Peter Gast, composer, dies at 64 on August - 15.
1919 On August - 15 huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game)
1922 On August - 15 lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie)
1923 Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history rose Marie, NYC, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1925 On August - 15 norway annexes Spitsbergen
1931 On this day in history ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
1935 On August - 15 gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75
1936 On August - 15 grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
1939 On August - 15 "Wizard of Oz" premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood
1939 "Wizard of Oz" premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood on August - 15.
1940 On August - 15 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)
1941 On this day in history kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
1942 On August - 15 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel