Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 05 July 2022
1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm) on August - 15.
1969 Woodstock music festival on August - 15.
1969 Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97 on August - 15.
1970 On this day in history karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
1971 On this day in history bahrain gains independence from Britain
1971 Hurricane Beth drops 296 mm of rain on Halifax and washes out highways and bridges in Nova Scotia on this day in history.
1971 Pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents on August - 15.
1971 Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76 on this day in history.
1972 Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89 on this day in history.
1973 Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens on this day in history.
1974 On August - 15 south Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
1974 Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82 on August - 15.
1975 On August - 15 mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53
1976 On this day in history jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
1978 On August - 15 harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80
1979 Hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60
1983 On August - 15 anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
1985 Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68 on August - 15.
1986 On August - 15 pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger
1988 On August - 15 barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
1989 On this day in history f de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
1990 Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66 on this day in history.
1991 On August - 15 750,000 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 this day in history erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77
1996 Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86 on August - 15.
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 August - 15.
2007 India marks the 60th anniversary of their independence from the British Empire on August - 15.
2007 On August - 15 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.