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Events of August 15th:

August 15th is the 227th day of the year (228th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 15th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 15th:

1769 Napoléon Bonaparte (French Emperor)

Napoleon Bonaparte

1771 Sir Walter Scott (novelist, playwright, poet)

1824 John Chisum (cattle baron)

1858 E. Nesbit (author)

1892 Louis de Broglie (physicist)

1912 Amir Khan ((Indian singer)

1914 Paul Rand (graphic designer)

1933 Jim Lange (game show host, disc jockey)

1935 Jim Dale (actor)

1935 Vernon Jordan (businessman, lawyer, civil rights activist)

1946 Tony Robinson (actor, TV presenter)

1950 Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (British royal)

Princess Anne

1953 Carol Thatcher (author, journalist, daughter of Margaret Thatcher)

1953 Sir Mark Thatcher (businessman, son of Margaret Thatcher)

1954 Stieg Larsson (author)

1963 Lady Miss Kier (singer, DJ - Deee-Lite)

1964 Melinda Gates (business woman, philanthropist)

1968 Debra Messing (actress)

1972 Ben Affleck (actor)

1974 Natasha Henstridge (model, actress)

1989 Joe Jonas (singer-songwriter - Jonas Brothers, actor)

1990 Jennifer Lawrence (actress)

1993 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (soccer player)

August 15th in History:

927 The Saracens capture and destroy Taranto in Italy.

1281 The second attempted Mongol invasion of Japan fails after their fleet is destroyed by the a typhoon ("divine wind" - "kamikaze").

1519 Panama City is founded in Panama.

1806 Construction of the Arc de Triomphe begins in Paris.

Arc de Triomphe

1901 Tivoli Gardens opens in Copenhagen.

1914 The Panama Canal opens to traffic. SS Ancon is the first cargo ship to make passage.

1944 Operation Dragoon: Allied invasion of southern France.

1945 V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) marking the end of the Second Word War in the Pacific.

1947 India independent from UK.

1948 Republic of Korea formally established.

1954 Alfredo Stroessner becomes dictator of Paraguay.

1960 Republic of Congo independent from France.

1965 The Beatles play to almost 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York.

1969 Woodstock opens.

1973 United States ends bombing of Cambodia.

August 15th is also:

Indian Independence Day (India) - India become independent from the UK on 15th August 1947.

Liberation Day (South Korea)

Armed Forces Day (Poland)

Liechtenstein Day (Liechtenstein)

Feast of the Assumption (Catholicism) - celebrates the transportation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to heaven with her body and soul united

Assumption Day


People born on August 15th are Leo


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