Historical Events on August 15 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 212 of 212

  • 2004 Bay of Plenty defeat Auckland 33-26 in Rugby Union to win NZ's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges
  • 2004 86th PGA Championship: Vijay Singh shoots a 280 at Whistling Straits

Sport awardGolf Major

2005 87th PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson shoots a 276 at Baltusrol Golf Club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Der Spiegel, Spiegel Online, publishes documents confirming German writer Günter Grass membership of the Waffen-SS in WWII

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2007 An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
  • 2008 Lee Berger and his nine-year-old son, Matthew, discover the two-million-year-old fossils of a new species of human ancestor (Australopithecus sediba) at Malapa Cave, South Africa
  • 2009 Portugal leaves recession after three consecutive quarters of negative growth having its GDP recover by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2009
  • 2009 12th World Championships in Athletics open at Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 92nd PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer shoots a 277 at Whistling Straits
  • 2012 Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes 23rd pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Tampa Bay)
  • 2013 20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut
  • 2015 North Korea creates its own time zone -moving its clocks back half an hour to GMT+8.5