Historical Events In August - 15
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
1943 On this day in history allies land on Kiska Aleutians
1944 On August - 15 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 this day in history allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
1945 On August - 15 south Korea liberated from Japanese rule
1945 US wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history a riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
1947 On this day in history india becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1947 On August - 15 india gains independence from Britain
1947 On August - 15 india declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1948 On this day in history korea proclaims itself a republic
1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day) on this day in history.
1948 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias on this day in history.
1949 On August - 15 wOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 On this day in history 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India
1950 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000 on August - 15.
1951 On August - 15 artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
1952 On August - 15 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34
1953 On this day in history inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage.
1956 On this day in history constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
1957 On this day in history david Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
1957 USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter on this day in history.
1958 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65 on August - 15.
1960 On this day in history congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1960 On this day in history uFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
1962 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia on August - 15.
1963 John Powell, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1964 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill on this day in history.
1965 US National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles on August - 15.
1966 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 on August - 15.
1967 On this day in history 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 rené Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
1968 On August - 15 pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
1968 Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 on August - 15.