August 15: Day of the Week
August 15, 2020 is the 228th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1057King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada.
- 1309The city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St. John, completing their conquest of Rhodes. The knights establish their headquarters on the island and rename themselves the Knights of Rhodes.
- 1695French forces end the Bombardment of Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins.
- 1863The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
- 1940An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbour during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.
- 1947India gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1948The Republic of Korea is established south of the 38th parallel north.
- 1975Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
- 1977The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.
- 1984The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military
Who were born on August 15?
- 1890Jacques Ibert, French composer (d. 1962)
- 1909Hugo Winterhalter, American composer and bandleader (d. 1973)
- 1928Nicolas Roeg, English film director
- 1945Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
- 1950Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
- 1950Tommy Aldridge, American musician
- 1951John Childs, England cricketer
- 1963Jack Russell, England cricketer
- 1970Maddie Corman, American actress
- 1981Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
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