Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 25 January 2021
1943 On this day in history allies land on Kiska Aleutians
1944 Allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured on August - 15.
1944 On this day in history anvil-Dragoon, U.S. 6th, 7th and French first Armies, attack Southern France and head toward Southern Germany.
1944 On this day in history allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
1945 South Korea liberated from Japanese rule on this day in history.
1945 US wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends on this day in history.
1945 A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II on this day in history.
1947 India becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on this day in history.
1947 On August - 15 india gains independence from Britain
1947 India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on August - 15.
1948 On August - 15 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 August - 15.
1949 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1950 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India on August - 15.
1950 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000 on August - 15.
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 Inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage on this day in history.
1956 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 on August - 15.
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 August - 15.
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 August - 15.
1960 On this day in history uFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
1962 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history john Powell, composer, dies at 80
1964 On this day in history 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 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 on August - 15.
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 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68 on August - 15.
1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting on this day in history.
1968 On August - 15 edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84