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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1933

Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)

Birth
1933

Floyd Ashton, US singer (Tams-What Child of Fool)

Birth
1934

Reg Scarlett, WI cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960)

Birth
1934

Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1935

Will Rogers, humoprist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

Death
1935

Gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75

Death
1935

Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist (National Urban League)

Birth
1935

Jim Dale, Rothwell England, Broadway actor (Barnum, My One and Only)

Birth
1935

Abby Dalton, Las Vegas NV, actress (Joey Bishop Show)

Birth
1935

Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36

Death
1936

Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64

Death
1936

Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76

Death
1937

Ronnie G Flippo, (Rep-D-NY, 1977- )

Birth
1938

Maxine Waters, (Rep-D-California)

Birth
1938

Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court justice

Birth
1939

H Onno C R Ruding, director (Amrobank)/Dutch Financial minister (CDA)

Birth
1939

Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast)

Birth
1939

"Wizard of Oz" premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood

Event
1939

In 1st night game at Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2

Event
1940

Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircrafts damaged

Event
1940

1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)

Event
1941

Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1941

Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)

Birth
1941

Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto

Event
1942

Peter York, Cleve, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group)

Birth