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Historical Events of August 15 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 15:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 15 is the 227th
(Two-hundredth twentieth seventh) day of the year.

There are 138 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Everyone is ignorant on some subject.

— Will Rogers
American actor and comedian (died August 15, 1935)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 15 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 717: the second Arab siege of Constantinople begins in Constantinople, one of the largest Islamic campaigns against the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine).
  • 718: in the Byzantine Empire the Siege of Constantinople ends, thus halting the Muslim Expansion; at least 130,000 Arabs from the Umayyad Caliphate lose their lives and the entire fleet is destroyed as a result of Greek fire. The impact on the Muslims is such that until 1453 they will not try to take the city again, considering it impregnable.
  • 778: in Roncesvalles, Charlemagne is defeated by the Basques in the battle of Roncesvalles. The hero Hruodland (name Fráncico de Rolando) dies.
  • 927: in southern Italy, the Saracens conquer and destroy the town of Taranto.
  • 1007: in Yucatán (Mexico), Ah Suytok Tutul Xiu founds the town of Uxmal (according to the Mayan calendar).
  • 1096: formal start of the First Crusade, announced by Pope Urban II.
  • 1097: in Consuegra (Toledo) the troops of Alfonso VI are defeated in the battle of Consuegra.
  • 1185: in Georgia, 140 km from the Black Sea, Queen Tamar of Georgia consecrates the Vardzia monastery, built like a cavern in the mountain.
  • 1248: in Cologne (Germany) the foundation stone of the Cologne Cathedral is laid, built to house the reliquary of the Three Wise Men (the Cathedral will be completed in 1880).
  • 1261: in Constantinople (Turkey), Miguel VIII Palaiologos is crowned Byzantine emperor.
  • 1281: During the second invasion of Japan, the fleet of the Mongol Empire is destroyed by a ‘divine wind’ (kamikaze) for the second time at the Battle of Koan.
  • 1284: Juana I of Navarre marries Philip IV of France for which she would become queen of France a year later.
  • 1304: on Mount Taurus, in southern Turkey, Roger de Flor’s Almogavar troops defeat the Ottomans.
  • 1341: capitulation of the town of Alcalá la Real (Jaén) at the hands of the army of Alfonso XI of Castile.
  • 1430: in Italy, Francisco I Sforza, lord of Milan (Italy), conquers the town of Lucca.
  • 1461: The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmed II (who in 1453 had conquered Constantinople). Some historians consider that this was the true end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later assassinated.
  • 1466: Enrique IV of Castilla grants powers to the mayors of Guipúzcoa to sentence in cases of witchcraft.
  • 1483: in Rome (Italy), Pope Sixtus IV consecrates the Sistine Chapel.
  • 1496: to the south of the island of Hispaniola the city of Santo Domingo is founded, a favorable place for the exit of gold from the mines of San Cristóbal.
  • 1511: on the island of Cuba, the “advance” Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465-1524) founded the village of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa, one of the first towns founded by Spaniards in America. On November 27, 1492, Christopher Columbus had described it as “the most beautiful thing in the world.”
  • 1511: Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers the city of Malaca, capital of the Sultanate of Malaca.
  • 1514: in the face of the abuses to which the Indians are subjected, Bartolomé de las Casas renounces the slave commission that had been assigned to him in Hispaniola and returns to Spain.
  • 1519: Pedrarias Dávila founded the city of Our Lady of the Assumption of Panama.
  • 1534: in what is today Ecuador (within the Viceroyalty of Peru), Sebastián de Belalcázar and Diego de Almagro found the city of Santiago de Quito, today Santiago de Guayaquil.
  • 1537: in the Viceroyalty of Peru, Juan de Salazar founds Asunción del Paraguay.
  • 1539: in the Viceroyalty of Peru the Very Noble and Loyal City of the Knights of León de Huánuco (current Huánuco) is founded.
  • 1540: in the Viceroyalty of Peru, Garci Manuel de Carbajal founds the Villa de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora del Valle Hermoso de Arequipa (present-day Arequipa, in southern Peru).
  • 1620: in England, the Mayflower ship leaves the port of Southampton.
  • 1684: in Regensburg (Regensburg), the Spain of Charles II and the Holy Roman Empire of Leopold I of Habsburg sign a twenty-year truce with the France of Louis XIV, which ends with the so-called War of the Reunions, but which would last until 1688, when the war of the League of Augsburg began.
  • 1702: An Anglo-Dutch squad sacks the Spanish ports of Rota and Puerto de Santa María.
  • 1761: in Versailles (France), the Spanish ambassador Marquis de Grimaldi signs the Third Family Treaty between Spain and France.
  • 1805: in the Monte Sacro (Rome), the Venezuelan general Simón Bolívar swears the freedom of his homeland and of all America.
  • 1806: Liechtenstein becomes independent from the Holy Roman Empire (dissolved on August 6).
  • 1812: in the Plaza Mayor of Madrid (Spain) the Constitution promulgated by the Cortes of Cádiz is proclaimed.
  • 1869: through surrender agreements at the end of the Boshin War, the Japanese Empire renamed the territory of the Republic of Ezo as Hokkaido (this being the current name of the island of Japan).
  • 1880: an 8.8 ML earthquake occurs in Illapel (Chile); leaves 25 dead. See Illapel Earthquake of 1880.
  • 1884: in Paris, the Academy of Medicine approved the Pasteur method of curing rabies.
  • 1885: the first power station in Germany for private supply is put into operation in Berlin.
  • 1892: the Santiago Wanderers sports club, the oldest soccer team in that country, is founded in Chile.
  • 1898: the Club Atlético Estudiantes football club is founded in Palermo.
  • 1902: the Montevideo Wanderers Fútbol Club football club is founded in Uruguay.
  • 1904: the Argentinos Juniors football club is founded in Villa Crespo (Buenos Aires).
  • 1906: in Vatican City, Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Gravissimo officii, against the Law of Separation of Church and State promulgated in France.
  • 1908: in Prussia the admission of women to universities is authorized.
  • 1912: the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Berchtold, proposes a conference of the great powers in order to avoid a war in the Balkans.
  • 1914: in Panama, with the first crossing of a commercial ship; the American passenger and cargo steamer Ancón, begins traffic through the Panama Canal
  • 1914: in present-day Germany ―in the framework of the First World War―, the first army of the Russian Empire, led by Paul von Rennenkampf, enters East Prussia.
  • 1914: The Battle of Cer begins, the first Allied victory in World War I.
  • 1914: in Spring Green (Wisconsin), JJulian Carlton, servant of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, sets fire to the house of this and kills seven people with the ax (among them the lover of Wright).
  • 1915: in New York (United States), an article in the New York World newspaper reveals that the German government bought two million dollars of phenol from the American businessman Thomas Edison, so that the German factory Bayer would manufacture aspirin; otherwise that phenol would have been sold to Great Britain to make explosives for the World War.
  • 1916: in England -in the framework of the First World War-, German planes bombard Dover, London and Folkestone.
  • 1917: in Virginia (United States) the first wireless and radio communication is achieved between an airplane and the monitoring station, as well as between two airplanes.
  • 1922: the German Government declares itself incapable of paying the war reparations it owes and proposes to reduce them to a quarter.
  • 1923: in Weimar (Germany) the Bauhaus School of art and architecture is installed.
  • 1926: in Spain the reform of the Baccalaureate Plan is approved.
  • 1932: the CBS television station starts operating in New York, broadcasting the world’s first series: World Magazine.
  • 1934: Former Chancellor Franz von Papen hands over to Adolf Hitler the political will of Paul von Hindenburg, who died the previous August 2.
  • 1938: the British ship Queen Mary conquers the “blue belt” in the crossing of the Atlantic.
  • 1938: the first International Congress on the Teaching of Ibero-American Literature is held in Mexico.
  • 1938: the magazine Norte, a socialist theoretical monthly, is founded in Spain.
  • 1939: cave paintings are discovered in the Murcielagos cave, near Jumilla (Murcia).
  • 1939: in Mexico, Manuel Ávila Camacho is elected president.
  • 1939: In Neuhammer, Germany, thirteen Stuka planes crash on the ground during an aerial synchronization practice. There are no survivors.
  • 1940: in the port of the island Tinos, in the waters of the Aegean Sea, an Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli. It is the biggest Italian provocation before the start of the Greek-Italian War (October 28, 1940 to April 23, 1941).
  • 1943: in Marín (Pontevedra) the Naval Military School is inaugurated.
  • 1943: Asquerosa village (Spain) changes its name to Valderrubio, since it produces the best blond cigars in the plain of that province.
  • 1945: in Japan ―in the framework of World War II―, Emperor Hirohito announces the Japanese capitulation, ending the war.
  • 1945: the two Koreas become independent.
  • 1947: The United Kingdom grants India and Pakistan the status of Independent States Associated with the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1947: in Ecuador, the Assembly elects Carlos Arosemena as interim president.
  • 1948: in South Korea, a constituent assembly proclaims the republic.
  • 1950: Pope Pius XII proclaims the dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin.
  • 1950: Indonesia becomes a unitary state.
  • 1954: in Paraguay, Alfredo Stroessner assumed as president of Paraguay in successive elections, until February 3, 1989.
  • 1960: after 82 years of British rule, Cyprus proclaims itself independent.
  • 1960: in Africa, the People’s Republic of the Congo becomes independent from the French Empire.
  • 1962 – Amazing Fantasy # 15 is released in the United States, showing the first appearance of the teenage hero Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
  • 1963: in Chile the group The High & Bass (later known as Los Jaivas) make their first live performance at the Municipal Theater of Viña del Mar.
  • 1965: in Santiago de Chile the Revolutionary Left Movement is founded, a revolutionary organization that had among its ranks such fighters as Miguel Enríquez, Bautista van Schouwen and Clotario Blest.
  • 1965: in New York (United States), the British band The Beatles performs a recital before 60,000 people at Shea Stadium. This event is considered to be the beginning of “stadium rock”
  • 1968: in Montevideo (Uruguay), a quarter of a million people take to the streets for the murder of the student Líber Arce (who died the day before), against the government of Jorge Pacheco Areco.
  • 1969: the Woodstock festival begins in the town of Bethel (United States), which with an influx of 0.4 million spectators became a milestone for contemporary culture.
  • 1971: Bahrain becomes independent from the British Empire.
  • 1971: in the United States, President Richard Nixon ends the gold standard by announcing the suspension of the metal convertibility of the US dollar (Nixon Shock).
  • 1973: in the framework of the Vietnam War, the United States ends the bombardment of civilians in Cambodia.
  • 1975: in Bangladesh, the Army carries out a coup and shoots the president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his relatives.
  • 1976: between Quito and Cuenca (Ecuador) SAETA Flight 011 disappears with 59 people on board.
  • 1977: the Big Ear radio telescope (Ohio State University Radio Observatory) captures the so-called “WOW Signal”, a possible extraterrestrial radio communication.
  • 1978: the ADN (National Democratic Action) party is founded in Bolivia, formed by the followers of the former head of state, Hugo Bánzer Suárez.
  • 1981: Boca Juniors tied with Racing Club 1-1 and champion of the Metropolitan Championship was crowned with the maximum figure of Diego Maradona.
  • 1985: in Barcelona the Hispano-American Bank is robbed, with a loot of more than one billion pesetas.
  • 1986: the IMF (International Monetary Fund) suspends its credits to Peru.
  • 1988: the EEC (European Economic Community) establishes diplomatic relations with East Germany.
  • 1989: in Ecuador, General Villamil is elevated to canton of the Province of Guayas.
  • 1990: the Government of Mozambique, after abandoning Marxism-Leninism, legalizes multipartism.
  • 1991: The UN Decolonization Committee reaffirms Puerto Rico’s right to self-determination of independence.
  • 1993: in Stuttgart (Germany), Valentí Massana wins the gold medal in the 20 km march.
  • 1993: in Paraguay, Juan Carlos Wasmosy takes office as president.
  • 1994: in Sudan, French forces capture the Venezuelan terrorist Carlos el Chacal (Ilich Ramírez Sánchez).
  • 1998: in the small northern Irish town of Omagh, the Authentic IRA terrorist gang carries out a car bomb attack that leaves 29 dead.
  • 1998: Anatoli Chubáis (Russian foreign debt negotiator), Sergey Dubinin (president of the Moscow Central Bank) and Sergei Kiriyenko (Russian Prime Minister) meet in Moscow (Russia) to prevent the devaluation of the ruble.
  • 1998: in Paraguay, Raúl Cubas Grau takes over as president.
  • 2002: The area of ​​the Pentagon damaged by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 is back in operation.
  • 2003: in Paraguay, Nicanor Duarte Frutos takes over as president.
  • 2003: In Puertollano (Spain) a fire breaks out at the Repsol refinery, leaving three dead.
  • 2003: Libya officially acknowledges its responsibility in the Lockerbie bombing (Scotland), in which 270 people were killed in a Pan Am plane that crashed in 1988.
  • 2004: in Venezuela, Hugo Chávez wins the presidential referendum against him with 58% of the votes.
  • 2004: at the Olympic Games, the US basketball team – against Puerto Rico – reaps its first Olympic defeat since it is made up of NBA players.
  • 2004: Pediatric Research journal publishes the identification of 9 genes involved in sudden infant death.
  • 2005: The Indonesian government and the separatist guerrilla movement for a Free Aceh (GAM) sign a historic peace agreement after 30 years of confrontation.
  • 2007: in the Peruvian sea, in front of the city of Pisco, an earthquake of magnitude 8 is registered on the scale of magnitude at the moment.
  • 2008: Liechtenstein’s first and only television channel, 1 FLTV, is founded in Liechtenstein.
  • 2008: in Paraguay, former bishop Fernando Lugo assumes the presidency, leaving behind more than 60 years of government of the Colorado Party – which included the dictatorship (between 1954 and 1989) of Colorado General Alfredo Stroessner.
  • 2013: in Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, presidential candidate of the Colorado Party, takes office and returns to govern. Cartes is the successor in office to Federico Franco, whose successor was Fernando Lugo.
  • 2013: in the south of Beirut (Lebanon), near a house used by the Lebanese group Hezbollah, a bomb explodes. At least 27 people die and 226 are injured. In an online video, an unknown Sunni terrorist group claims responsibility for the bombing.
  • 2013: in the United States, the Smithsonian Institution announces the discovery of the olinguito, the first carnivorous species discovered on the American continent in 35 years.
  • 2021: In the Afghanistan war, the Taliban take Kabul, capital of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, proclaiming itself the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and ending the war.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 15 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1001: Duncan I, Scottish King (d. 1040).
  • 1195: Antonio de Padua, theologian and Portuguese Catholic saint (f. 1231).
  • 1250: Mateo I Visconti, Milanese aristocrat (d. 1322).
  • 1432: Luigi Pulci, Italian poet (d. 1484).
  • 1488: Hernando Colón, Spanish humanist and cosmographer (d. 1539).
  • 1527: Fray Luis de León, Spanish Augustinian poet and religious (d. 1591).
  • 1575: Bartol Kašić, Croatian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1650).
  • 1613: Gilles Ménage, French lawyer, philologist and scholar (d. 1692).
  • 1645: Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, writer, astronomer and scientist from New Spain (f. 1700).
  • 1688: Frederick William I, King of Prussia (died 1740).
  • 1736: Johann Christoph Kellner, German organist and composer (d. 1803).
  • 1762: José Ignacio Thames, Argentine priest (d. 1832).
  • 1769: Napoleon Bonaparte, French military and ruler (d. 1821).
  • 1771: Walter Scott, British writer (d. 1832).
  • 1772: Johann Mäzel, Austrian mechanic and inventor (d. 1838).
  • 1779: Wilhelm Achtermann, German sculptor (d. 1884).
  • 1785: Thomas de Quincey, British journalist and writer (d. 1859).
  • 1798: Joaquín María López, Spanish politician (d. 1855).
  • 1803: Domingo Nieto, Peruvian military, politician and president (d. 1844).
  • 1807: Jules Grévy, French politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1891).
  • 1824: John Chisum, American businessman (d. 1884).
  • 1857: Albert Ballin, German businessman (d. 1918).
  • 1860: Kolë Idromeno, Albanian sculptor (b.1939).
  • 1862: Blanca de los Ríos, Spanish writer and painter (d. 1956).
  • 1865: Mikao Usui, Japanese religious leader, creator of reiki (d. 1926).
  • 1866: Italo Santelli, Italian fencer (b.1945).
  • 1872: Sri Aurobindo, Indian politician, poet and yogi (d. 1950).
  • 1873: Ramaprasad Chanda, Indian archaeologist and historian (d. 1942).
  • 1875: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, British pianist, violinist and composer (d. 1912).
  • 1877: Eugenio Baroffio, Uruguayan architect (d. 1956).
  • 1878: Francisco Pujol, Spanish composer (d. 1945).
  • 1879: Ethel Barrymore, American actress (d. 1959).
  • 1883: Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect (d. 1962).
  • 1885: Alberto Álvarez de Cienfuegos, Spanish writer (d. 1957).
  • 1885: María Luisa Garza “Loreley”, Mexican writer and journalist (d. 1980).
  • 1888: Julio Rey Pastor, Spanish mathematician (d. 1962).
  • 1890: Jacques Ibert, French composer (d. 1962).
  • 1892: Louis-Victor de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel laureate in physics in 1929 (d. 1987).
  • 1895: Ignacio Anaya García, Mexican chef, creator of nachos (d. 1975).
  • 1896: Gerty Cori, Czech biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize winner in Medicine or Physiology (d. 1957).
  • 1901: Arnulfo Arias Madrid, Panamanian president (d. 1988).
  • 1905: Joachim Mrugowsky, German Nazi physician (d. 1948).
  • 1907: Eduardo Chibás, Cuban politician (d. 1951).
  • 1907: Carmen Conde, Spanish poet (f. 1996).
  • 1907: Manuel Casanueva Ramírez, Chilean agronomist and politician (d. 1984).
  • 1908: Jesús Rubio García-Mina, Spanish politician (d. 1976).
  • 1912: Julia Child, American chef and writer (d. 2004).
  • 1912: Wendy Hiller, British actress (f. 2003).
  • 1912: Elizabeth Kerr, American actress (d. 2000).
  • 1912: Amir Khan, Indian singer (d. 1974).
  • 1914: Paul Rand, American graphic designer (d. 1996).
  • 1917: Jack Lynch, Irish politician, 5th Irish Taoiseach (d. 1999).
  • 1917: Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (d. 1980).
  • 1918: Cocomarola Transit, Argentine musician and folklorist (d. 1974).
  • 1919: Huntz Hall, American actor and singer (d. 1999).
  • 1921: Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Argentine businesswoman (d. 2012).
  • 1922: Sabino Barinaga, Spanish soccer player and coach (d. 1988).
  • 1922: Leonard Baskin, American sculptor and cartoonist (d. 2000).
  • 1922ː Marina Chechneva, Soviet military pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union (d. 1984).
  • 1923: Rose Marie, American actress and singer (d. 2017).
  • 1924: Werner Abrolat, German actor (d. 1997).
  • 1924: Robert Bolt, British playwright and screenwriter (d. 1995).
  • 1924: Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer and activist (d. 2016).
  • 1925: Mike Connors, American actor and producer (d. 2017).
  • 1925: Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist (d. 2007).
  • 1925: Leonie Ossowski, German writer (d. 2019).
  • 1926: John Silber, American philosopher and academic (d. 2012).
  • 1926: Konstantinos Stefanópulos, Greek politician, president between 1995 and 2005 (d. 2016).
  • 1928: Nicolas Roeg, British filmmaker (d. 2018).
  • 1929: Yeoryios Rubanis, Greek athlete.
  • 1930: José María Zárraga, Spanish soccer player (f. 2012).
  • 1931: Janice Rule, American actress (f. 2003).
  • 1931: Richard Heck, American chemist (d. 2015).
  • 1932: Juan José Catalán, Argentine lawyer and politician, collaborator with the Videla dictatorship (f. 2013).
  • 1933: Bobby Helms, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997).
  • 1934: Bobby Byrd, American musician (d. 2007).
  • 1935: Agustín Alezzo, Argentine actor and theater director (f. 2020).
  • 1935: Régine Deforges, French writer, playwright and director (d. 2014).
  • 1938: Stephen Breyer, American judge.
  • 1938: Janusz Zajdel, Polish writer (d. 1985).
  • 1939: João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, Brazilian priest, founder of the Association Heralds of the Gospel.
  • 1940: Dora Barrancos, Argentine sociologist, historian and feminist.
  • 1940: Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist, founder of the Red Army Faction (d. 1977).
  • 1941: Jim Brothers, American sculptor (d. 2013).
  • 1943: María Rojo, actress and Mexican politician.
  • 1944: Gianfranco Ferré, Italian fashion designer (d. 2007).
  • 1944: Sylvie Vartan, Franco-Bulgarian singer and actress.
  • 1945: Alain Juppé, French conservative politician.
  • 1945: Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, 9th prime minister.
  • 1946: Tony Robinson, British actor, producer and screenwriter.
  • 1946: Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter and pianist.
  • 1947: Juan Carlos Eguillor Uribarri, Spanish cartoonist, painter and printmaker (d. 2011).
  • 1950: Tommy Aldridge, American drummer, of the bands Motörhead, and Whitesnake.
  • 1950: Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Laurence, British aristocrat.
  • 1951: Bobby Caldwell, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1951: Ada Maza, Argentine politician.
  • 1952: Francisco Javier Varela, Spanish military, Chief of Staff of the Army.
  • 1953: Hamilton Mourão, Brazilian military man.
  • 1953: Rigoberto Cisneros, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1953: Paulo Laserna Phillips, Colombian journalist.
  • 1953: Mark Thatcher, British businessman, son of Margaret Thatcher.
  • 1954: Stieg Larsson, Swedish writer (d. 2004).
  • 1956: Arnulfo Mejía Rojas, Mexican painter, muralist and priest.
  • 1957: Željko Ivanek, Slovenian actor.
  • 1957: Bill Simpson, British bassist, of the band The Skids.
  • 1958: Simon Baron-Cohen, Anglo-Canadian psychiatrist and writer.
  • 1958: Rondell Sheridan, American actor and director.
  • 1959: Jesús López-Medel, Spanish jurist and politician.
  • 1960: Alejandro Müller, Argentine actor.
  • 1961: Fernando Peralta, Spanish footballer.
  • 1962: Tatiana Capote, Venezuelan model and actress of Cuban origin.
  • 1963: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican filmmaker, producer and screenwriter.
  • 1963: Lady Miss Kier, American singer-songwriter and producer.
  • 1963: Valeri Levonevski, activist, former political prisoner and Belarusian businessman.
  • 1964: Melinda Gates, American philanthropist, wife of Bill Gates.
  • 1964: Debi Mazar, American actress.
  • 1966: Mariana Arias, Argentine actress and model.
  • 1968: Debra Messing, American actress.
  • 1969: Bernard Fanning, Australian singer-songwriter, of the band Powderfinger.
  • 1970: Anthony Anderson, American actor and comedian.
  • 1970: Iván Ferreiro, Spanish musician.
  • 1971: María Patiño, Spanish journalist.
  • 1972: Ben Affleck, American actor and filmmaker.
  • 1972: Manuel Medina, Mexican actor.
  • 1973: Juan Gil Navarro, Argentine actor.
  • 1973: Atom Willard, American drummer, of the bands The Offspring, Danko Jones, and The Special Goodness.
  • 1973: Sami Wolking, American musician, of the bands Lordi and Naked Idol.
  • 1974: Gry Bay, Danish actress and singer.
  • 1974: Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress.
  • 1975: Kara Wolters, American basketball player.
  • 1975: Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Japanese footballer.
  • 1976: Abiy Ahmed Ali, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018, Nobel Peace Prize 2019.
  • 1976: Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch footballer.
  • 1978: Tim Foreman, American bassist, of the band Switchfoot.
  • 1978: Lilia Podkopaieva, Ukrainian gymnast.
  • 1978: Yoo Kyoung-youl, South Korean footballer.
  • 1979: Carl Edwards, American racing driver.
  • 1981: Brendan Hansen, American swimmer.
  • 1982: Natalia Pastorutti, Argentine singer.
  • 1982: David Cuevas, Spanish journalist.
  • 1983: Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian soccer player (f. 2013).
  • 1983: Leopoldo Minotti, Argentine actor, director and playwright.
  • 1983: Timati, Russian rapper, producer and actor.
  • 1984: Quinton Aaron, American actor.
  • 1984: Matías Caruzzo, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985: Emily Kinney, American actress and singer.
  • 1985: Santiago Stieben, Argentine actor and producer.
  • 1986: Natalia Kills, British singer-songwriter.
  • 1986: Besik Kudujov, Russian wrestler (d. 2013).
  • 1986: Montserrat Ballarín, Chilean actress.
  • 1987: Michel Kreder, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1988: Oussama Assaidi, Moroccan footballer.
  • 1989: Joe Jonas, American singer-songwriter, of the Jonas Brothers band.
  • 1989: Carlos Pena, Jr., American actor and singer, of the band Big Time Rush.
  • 1989: Belinda Peregrín, Mexican singer and actress of Spanish origin.
  • 1990: Jennifer Lawrence, American actress.
  • 1990: Diana Amarilla, Argentine actress and singer.
  • 1992: Laura Luís, Portuguese soccer player.
  • 1992: Vanesa Britos, Uruguayan singer.
  • 1993: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, British footballer.
  • 1994: Kosuke Hagino, Japanese swimmer.
  • 1994: Romario Williams, Jamaican footballer.
  • 1996: Naoya Senoo, Japanese footballer.
  • 1996: Yudai Tobita, Japanese footballer.
  • 1997: Adrián Mora Barraza, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1999: Ryo Saito, Japanese soccer player.
  • 2003: Joaquín Arias, Spanish volleyball player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 15 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 605 BC C .: Nabopolassar, Chaldean king of Babylon, founder of the Neo-Babylonian Empire and architect of the fall of the Assyrian Empire. (n. 658 BC).
  • 465: Libyan Severus, Roman Emperor (b. 420).
  • 874: Altfrid, German bishop (b. 800).
  • 1063: Ibn Hazm, Spanish-Arabic philosopher, theologian and poet (b. 994).
  • 1274: Robert de Sorbón, French religious, founder of the Sorbonne (b. 1201).
  • 1118: Alexios I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (1081-1118).
  • 1315: Margaret of Burgundy, queen consort of Navarre and French (b. 1290).
  • 1369: Philippa of Henaus, English queen consort (b.1314).
  • 1568: Stanislaus Kostka, Polish saint (b. 1550).
  • 1621: John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582).
  • 1666: Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer (b. 1591).
  • 1714: Constantin Brâncoveanu, Romanian aristocrat (b.1654).
  • 1728: Marin Marais, French composer and violist (b.1656).
  • 1758: Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician, geophysicist and astronomer (b. 1698).
  • 1799: Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729).
  • 1852: Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist, physicist and mineralogist (b. 1760).
  • 1860: Juliana of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German aristocrat (b. 1781).
  • 1860: José Ignacio Pavón, Mexican politician (b. 1791).
  • 1867: Manuel Antonio Tocornal, Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1817).
  • 1907: Joseph Joachim, Hungarian conductor, violinist and composer (b. 1831).
  • 1909: Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian sociologist and journalist (b. 1866).
  • 1921: Tomás Morales Castellano, Spanish poet (b. 1884).
  • 1935: Will Rogers, American actor, singer and screenwriter (b. 1879).
  • 1935: Paul Signac, French painter (b.1863).
  • 1936: Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, poet and playwright, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926 (b. 1871).
  • 1936: Federico Landrove López, Spanish politician (b.1909).
  • 1939: Federico Gamboa, Mexican journalist, storyteller and playwright (b. 1864).
  • 1951: Artur Schnabel, Polish composer and pianist (b. 1882).
  • 1953: André Georges Corap, French military man (b. 1878).
  • 1953: Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist and engineer (b. 1875).
  • 1962: Lei Feng, Chinese soldier (b.1940).
  • 1963: Alberto Rabadá, Spanish climber (b.1933).
  • 1963: Ernesto Navarro, Spanish climber (b.1934).
  • 1964: Eino Kettunen, Finnish composer (b. 1894).
  • 1964: Gerardo Murillo (“Dr. Atl”), Mexican painter and writer (b. 1875).
  • 1967: Luis Antonio Eguiguren Escudero, Peruvian journalist, politician, lawyer and historian (b. 1887).
  • 1965: Julio Esteban Suárez «Peloduro«, Uruguayan cartoonist, cartoonist and journalist (b. 1909).
  • 1966: Benito Villamarín, Spanish industrialist, president of Real Betis Balompié (b.1916).
  • 1967: René Magritte, Belgian painter (b. 1898).
  • 1967: Manuel Prado Ugarteche, Peruvian politician, president of Peru between 1939-1945 and 1956-1962 (b. 1889).
  • 1968: Luis Gianneo, Argentine composer and pianist (b. 1897).
  • 1970: Duane Thompson, American actress (b.1903).
  • 1971: Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor and singer (b. 1895).
  • 1975: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bengali politician, 1st president of his country (b.1920).
  • 1975: Clay Shaw, American businessman (b.1913).
  • 1980: Pau Vila, Spanish-Venezuelan geographer, winner of the Catalan Literature Prize in 1976 (b. 1881).
  • 1982: Ernie Bushmiller, American cartoonist (b.1905).
  • 1982: Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (b.1903).
  • 1989: Minoru Genda, pilot, general and Japanese politician (b.1904).
  • 1990: Viktor Tsoi, Russian singer-songwriter, of the band Kino (b.1962).
  • 1990: Paulino Vicente, Spanish painter (b.1900).
  • 1991: Eduardo Herrera (Herrerita), Spanish soccer player (b.1914).
  • 1993: Nathán Pinzón, Argentine actor and screenwriter (b.1917).
  • 1993: Carmelo Santiago, Argentine journalist, author, producer, screenwriter and filmmaker (b. 1915).
  • 1994: Paul Edward Anderson, American strongman (b.1932).
  • 1994: Wout Wagtmans, Dutch cyclist (b.1929).
  • 2003: Luis Fernández Martín, Jesuit priest and Spanish historian (b.1908).
  • 2004: Sune Bergström, Swedish scientist, 1982 Nobel laureate for medicine and physiology (b.1916).
  • 2006: Te Atairangi Kaahu, Maori queen (b.1931).
  • 2006: Faas Wilkes, Dutch footballer (b.1923).
  • 2007: Silvia Bleichmar, Argentine psychoanalyst and writer (b. 1944).
  • 2008: Jerry Wexler, American journalist and producer (b.1917).
  • 2011: Bernardo Tobón de la Roche, Colombian radio producer (b.1919).
  • 2011: Hugo Perié, Argentine politician (b.1944).
  • 2012: Bob Birch, bassist and American saxophonist (b.1956).
  • 2012: Altamiro Carrilho, Brazilian flutist and composer (b.1924).
  • 2012: Biff Elliot, American actor (b.1923).
  • 2013: Bert Lance, American businessman and civil servant (b.1931).
  • 2013: Rosalía Mera, Spanish businesswoman, co-founder of Inditex and Zara (b.1944).
  • 2013: Sławomir Mrożek, Franco-Polish writer and playwright (b.1930).
  • 2013: August Schellenberg, Canadian-American actor (b.1936).
  • 2013: Marich Man Singh Shrestha, Nepalese politician (b.1942).
  • 2013: Jacques Vergès, French-Thai lawyer (b.1925).
  • 2014: Licia Albanese, Italian-American soprano and actress (b.1909).
  • 2015: Rafael Chirbes, Spanish writer (b.1949).
  • 2020: Robert Trump, American real estate developer (b.1948).
  • 2021: Gerd Müller, German footballer (b.1945).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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August 15 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Peru, Arequipa: Arequipa Day, anniversary of the foundation.
  • North Korea: Independence Day.
  • South Korea: Independence Day.
  • Costa Rica: Mother’s Day.
  • India: Independence Day.
  • Italy: mid-August
  • Liechtenstein: National Holiday.
  • The Catholic Church celebrates on this day the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, which is traditionally a national holiday throughout Latin America and Spain, although due to secularization, many Latin American countries have decided to have only one day to honor the Virgin, Some like Argentina, Nicaragua, Peru and Panama decided to suppress this holiday keeping December 8, the day of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, others like the Dominican Republic, neither of the two but have a patronal one like January 21, the day of the Virgen de la Altagracia, the same in Brazil with the day of María Aparecida, October 12. In Chile, although it is a national holiday, it is not a Marian festival that summons masses, as if the other two existing ones are: July 16, Day of the Virgen del Carmen and December 8, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, so perhaps it will no longer be a holiday in the future, it is limited to having a Mass and a day of rest.
  • Paraguay, Asunción: Patron Saint Festivities of Our Lady Santa María de la Asunción
  • Guatemala, Guatemala City: Virgin of the Assumption, patron saint of the city.
  • Mexico, Aguascalientes: Patron saint festivities of the Virgin of the Assumption, patron saint of the State
  • Spain:
    • Bagüés (Aragón, Zaragoza): Festival of the Virgen de la Paruela
    • Baeza (Andalusia, Jaén): Patron Saint Festivities of Our Lady of the Alcazar.
    • Cantillana (Seville).
    • Elche (Alicante province): Mystery of Elche, patron saint festivities of Our Lady of the Assumption
    • Murcia (Region of Murcia): patron saint festivities of Our Lady of the Assumption
    • Guijuelo (Salamanca).
    • Hinojal: patronal feast of Our Lady of the Assumption
    • Jasa (Huesca).
    • Orol (Lugo).
    • Rábade (Lugo).
    • Lagunilla (province of Salamanca).
    • Mazarrón (province of Murcia).
    • Obón (Teruel province).
    • Orders (province of La Coruña).
    • Padierno (province of Ávila).
    • Peñafiel (Valladolid).
    • Villaralbo-Zamora: Patron saint festivities of Our Lady of the Assumption
    • Villasur de Herreros (Burgos).
    • Ohanes (Almería): Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation of Tices.
    • Almuñécar (Granada): Patron Saint Festivities of Ntra. Sra. De la Antigua Coronada
    • Pinos del Valle (Granada): The Patron Saint festivities continue
    • Benia de Onís (Asturias): Patron Saint festivities of Benia, Our Lady of Castru
    • Motril (Granada): Patron saint festivities of Our Lady of the Crowned Head
    • Albuñuelas (Granada): festivities of Our Lady of Sorrows.
    • Gijón: Big Week of Gijón, Day of Begoña (patron saint festivities of Our Lady of Begoña).
    • Ciudad Real: Patron Saint Festivities of Our Lady of the Prado
    • Moral de Calatrava (Ciudad Real): patron saint festivities of Our Lady of the Sierra
    • Badajoz: Patron Saint Festivities of Our Lady of Montevirgen
    • Lepe (Huelva): Patronal festival in honor of the Virgen de la Bella. 2
    • Bilbao: Patron Saint festivities, Semana Grande, Begoña Day (Our Lady of Begoña).
    • Leganés, Madrid: Patronal feast of Our Lady of Butarque
    • Pasarón de la Vera (Cáceres province): Patronal feast of Nuestra Señora de la Blanca.
    • Canary Islands: patronal feast in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria (patron saint of the islands).
    • Madrid: the festivities in honor of the Virgen de la Paloma.
    • Seville: celebration of the assumption of “Our Lady” with the procession of the Virgen de los Reyes
    • Sanlúcar de Barrameda (province of Cádiz): Patronal feast of Our Lady of Charity
    • Cee (province of La Coruña): Patronal Festival of Our Lady of La Junquera
    • Quintanar de la Orden (province of Toledo): Patronal Festival of Our Lady of Mercy
    • Quirós (Asturias): Patron Saint festivities of the Virgen del Alba
    • Membrío (province of Cáceres): Patron saint festivities of Our Lady of Grace
    • Serón (Almería) Virgin of the Remedies.
    • Torrelavega (Cantabria): Patron Saint festivities of La Virgen Grande
    • Santa María de Guía: the Virgin of Guía
    • Balisa: Festival of the Virgen del Otero
  • Bolivia, Quillacollo: Feast of the Virgin Mary of Urkupiña.
  • Venezuela, Táriba: Virgin of Consolation, patron of the State of Táchira.
    • The Anglican Church celebrates the feast of the Virgin Mary, the main feast of the Mother of God, in this confession.
    • The Orthodox Churches celebrate the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos, which commemorates the death, subsequent resurrection and assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 15 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • Virgin of the Paruela
  • Saint Maria del Alba.
  • Our Lady of La Vang.
  • Our Lady of Madhu.
  • Our Lady of Patronage.
  • Our Lady of the Prado.
  • Saint Alipio de Tagaste
  • St. Alfred of Hildeseheim
  • Saint Arduino of Rimini
  • Saint Arnulf of Soissons
  • Saint David Roldán Lara
  • Saint Stanislaus of Kostka
  • Saint Gioconda
  • Saint John of Seville
  • Saint Luis Batis Sáinz
  • Saint Manuel Morales
  • Saint Napoleon of Alexandria
  • Saint Salvador Lara Bridge
  • Saint Simplician of Milan
  • Saint Tarcisio.
  • Blessed Angelo of Saint Joseph
  • Blessed Aimo Taparelli
  • Blessed Alberto Berdini de Sarteano
  • Blessed Carmelo Tailor Tailor
  • Blessed Claudio Granzotto
  • Blessed Dominic Maria de Alboraya
  • Blessed Elizabeth of Paradise
  • Blessed Fedinando de Pazos
  • Blessed Isidore Bakanja
  • Blessed José María Peris Polo
  • Blessed Juliana Puricelli
  • Blessed Mary of Paradise
  • Blessed Maria Sagrario de San Luis Gonzaga
  • Blessed Pio Alberto del Corona
  • Blessed Vicente Soler.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 15 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 15 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1950 – Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Laurence, British princess.
  • 1954 – Stieg Larsson, Swedish writer.
  • 1957 – Bill Simpson, British bassist, of the band The Skids.
  • 1959 – Jesús López-Medel, Spanish jurist and politician.
  • 1963 – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican filmmaker.
  • 1963 – Valeri Levonevski, activist, former political prisoner and Belarusian businessman.
  • 1964 – Melinda Gates, American philanthropist.
  • 1964 – Debi Mazar, American actress.
  • 1968 – Debra Messing, American actress.
  • 1970 – Anthony Anderson, American actor.
  • 1970 – Iván Ferreiro, Spanish musician.
  • 1971 – María Patiño, Spanish journalist.
  • 1972 – Ben Affleck, American actor.
  • 1973 – Juan Gil Navarro, Argentine actor.
  • 1973 – Sami Wolking, American musician, of the bands Lordi and Naked Idol.
  • 1974 – Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress.
  • 1976 – Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch footballer.
  • 1978 – Tim Foreman, American bassist, of the band Switchfoot.
  • 1978 – Andrê Robîn, Chilean cartoonist.
  • 1978 – Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast.
  • 1982 – Natalia Pastorutti, Argentine singer.
  • 1985 – Santiago Stieben, Argentine actor and producer.
  • 1985 – Natalya Zabolotnaya, Russian weightlifter.
  • 1986 – Natalia Kills, British singer-songwriter.
  • 1989 – Joe Jonas, American singer-songwriter, of the Jonas Brothers band.
  • 1989 – Belinda Peregrín, Mexican singer and actress of Spanish origin.
  • 1989 – Carlos Pena, Jr., American actor and singer, of the band Big Time Rush.
  • 1990 – Jennifer Lawrence, American actress.
  • 1993 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, British footballer.

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