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Sunday August 15, 2021

August 15: Day of the Week

August 15, 2021 is the 227th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 778
    The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed.
  • 1057
    King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada.
  • 1185
    The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • 1483
    Pope Sixtus IV consecrates the Sistine Chapel.
  • 1914
    A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect’s Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
  • 1952
    A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people.
  • 1963
    Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
  • 1965
    The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.
  • 1971
    Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1984
    The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1876
    Stylianos Gonatas, Greek military officer and politician (d. 1966)
  • 1879
    Ethel Barrymore, American actress (d. 1959)
  • 1898
    Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
  • 1926
    Costis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1926
    Sami Michael, Iraqi-born Israeli author
  • 1930
    Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • 1948
    George Ryton, British engineer
  • 1958
    Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
  • 1972
    Jennifer Alexander, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
  • 1974
    Tomasz Suwary, Polish footballer

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