Historical Events In August - 15
Friday, 07 August 2020
1943 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on August - 15.
1944 On this day in history allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured.
1944 Anvil-Dragoon, U.S. 6th, 7th and French first Armies, attack Southern France and head toward Southern Germany on this day in history.
1944 On August - 15 allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
1945 South Korea liberated from Japanese rule on August - 15.
1945 On August - 15 uS wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends
1945 On this day in history a riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
1947 India becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on August - 15.
1947 On this day in history india gains independence from Britain
1947 India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on August - 15.
1948 Korea proclaims itself a republic on this day in history.
1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day) on this day in history.
1948 On August - 15 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1949 On this day in history wOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 On August - 15 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India
1950 On August - 15 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
1951 Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1952 On August - 15 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34
1953 On August - 15 inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage.
1956 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1957 On this day in history david Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
1957 On this day in history uSAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter
1958 On August - 15 william L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
1960 Congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day) on this day in history.
1960 UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen on August - 15.
1962 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia on this day in history.
1963 John Powell, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1964 On August - 15 race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
1965 On this day in history uS National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles
1966 On August - 15 gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
1967 On August - 15 england's Marine Offense Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down
1967 On this day in history renĂ© Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84