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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1966

Jan Kiepura, actor (Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64

Death
1966

Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64

Death
1966

Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1966

Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)

Birth
1967

Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)

Birth
1967

Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic-gold-1988)

Birth
1967

Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)

Birth
1967

Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae

Event
1967

England's Marine Offense Bill makies pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down

Event
1967

Ren‚ Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68

Death
1968

Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting

Event
1968

Romanian president Ceausescu visits Prague

Event
1968

Luciana Bemvenuti, Porto Alegre Brazil, golfer (1994 Jamie Farr-36th)

Birth
1968

Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)

Birth
1968

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Event
1968

Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84

Death
1969

Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97

Death
1969

Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

Event
1969

Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)

Birth
1969

Pavel Kamentsev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)

Birth
1969

Mark Heese, Toronto Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1969

James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)

Birth
1969

Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)

Birth
1970

Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (and Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)

Birth
1970

Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66

Death