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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1974

Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed

Event
1975

Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1975

Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)

Birth
1975

Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed

Event
1975

Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges

Event
1975

Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53

Death
1976

Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84

Death
1976

Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)

Birth
1976

Ger Unterluggauer, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

Birth
1976

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

Event
1977

SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome

Event
1977

England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Aust

Event
1978

Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80

Death
1978

House of Reps approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA

Event
1979

Andrew Young resigns as UN ambassador

Event
1981

Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford

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1981

Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m

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1982

Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution

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1982

Patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60

Death
1982

Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

Event
1983

Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88

Death
1983

Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42

Death
1983

Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery

Event
1985

Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68

Death
1985

Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa

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