August 15: Day of the Week
August 15, 2019 is the 227th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 778The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed.
- 1018Byzantine general Eustathios Daphnomeles blinds and captures Ibatzes of Bulgaria by a ruse, thereby ending Bulgarian resistance against Emperor Basil II’s conquest of Bulgaria.
- 1534Saint Ignatius of Loyola and six classmates take initial vows, leading to the creation of the Society of Jesus in September 1540.
- 1537Asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
- 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.
- 1952A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people.
- 1954Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
- 1969The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.
- 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?
- 1883Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (d. 1962)
- 1896Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
- 1930Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
- 1935Jim Dale, English actor
- 1944Linda Ellerbee, American journalist
- 1945Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
- 1945Duffy Dyer, American baseball player
- 1958Craig MacTavish, Canadian ice hockey player/coach
- 1958Simon Baron-Cohen, British psychiatrist and author
- 1972Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
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