August 15

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 15. From 1900 until now. August 15 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Jennifer Lawrence (1990), Ben Affleck (1972) and Alain Juppé (1945). Several movies were released around August 15 over the years, such as Pather Panchali in 1955 directed by Satyajit Ray and Rashomon in 1950 directed by Akira Kurosawa.
But much more happened on August 15 over the years: find out below

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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Release year: 1925

Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States of America

Serenity

Serenity

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Country: United States of America

Love Letters

Love Letters

Release year: 1945

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 15?


Holidays

  • 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.
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Events

  • 2018 War in Afghanistan: At least 48 people, mostly students, are killed and a further 67 are injured in a suicide bomb attack at an education centre in Kabul. The Taliban denies any involvement. (BBC)The Taliban attacks two units of Afghan security forces in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district of Baghlan Province, killing at least 39 soldiers and police officers. (SFGate)
  • 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: Three suicide bombers kill 27 people and wound 83 near Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Yemeni Civil War: An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition which hit a hospital in northern Yemen run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) kills at least 11 people. (BBC)
  • 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): ISIL bombings kill 21 and wound more than 100 others in Shia neighborhoods of Baghdad. (The News Hub)
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Books

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The Stubborn Heart by Frank G. Slaughter

The Stubborn Heart

Year: 1950

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thrilling, romantic story of how a daring, fearless young doctor defied his wealthy neighbors in order to accomplish his objectives

The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas

The Spanish Civil War

Year: 1961

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A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

Quiet Strength

Year: 2007

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2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner!Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach.

Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke

Purple Cane Road

Year: 2000

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From Edgar Award-winner James Lee Burke comes this emotional powerhouse of a novel ... in which everyman hero Dave Robicheaux confronts the secrets of his long-forgotten past in a shattering tale

The Interruption Of Everything by Terry McMillan

The Interruption Of Everything

Year: 2005

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"Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I’ve been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator.

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