Friday 15 August 1941
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Little Foxes, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Liliana Cosi: Italian dancer, who studied at the ballet school of La Scala, graduating in 1958.
- Manolis Mavrommatis: Greek politician.
- Jim Brothers: American sculptor (d. 2013).
- Lou Perryman: American actor (d. 2009).
- Gabriel Bestard: French magistrate, a prosecutor who began his career in 1970 at the headquarters of the Department of Justice.
- Alain Ossard: Bergerac EXecutives
- Don Rich: Olympia, Washington -- Guitarist / country singer (Hee Haw)
- Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev: Russian Cosmonaut
- Don Rich in Olympia: Washington, USA; guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw).
- Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
- Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.
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