On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Puerto Rican champion José Torres beats Eddie Cotton on points in Las Vegas to retain the WBC/WBA light-heavyweight boxing title
  • Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer

Famous Deaths

  • Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand), dies at 64
  • Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
  • Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71