What Happened on August 15, 2007

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.

Famous Deaths

  • Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908)
  • John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
  • Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
  • Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)