What Happened on August 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Pirate Radio Free London begins transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Debra Messing, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Luciana Bemvenuti, Brazilian golfer (1994 Jamie Farr-36th), born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], composer and teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), dies at 84