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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 982Holy Roman Emperor Otto II is defeated by the Saracens in the battle of Capo Colonna, in Calabria
- 1281Mongol invasion of Japan: The Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a “divine wind” for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.
- 1430Francesco Sforza, lord of Milan, conquers Lucca.
- 1511Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
- 1599Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass – Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
- 1914The First Russian Army, led by Pavel Rennenkampf, enters Eastern Prussia.
- 1944World War II: Operation Dragoon – Allied forces land in southern France.
- 1945World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.
- 1963President Fulbert Youlou is overthrown in the Republic of Congo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
- 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.
Who were born on August 15?
- 1858E. Nesbit, English author (d. 1924)
- 1886Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (d. 1974)
- 1912Dame Wendy Hiller, English actress (d. 2003)
- 1924Robert Bolt, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- 1949Beverly Lynn Burns, American pilot
- 1961Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
- 1965Rob Thomas, American writer
- 1968Debra Messing, American actress
- 1975Brendan Morrison, Canadian hockey player
- 1979Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
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