On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Der Spiegel, Spiegel Online, publishes documents confirming German writer Günter Grass' membership of the Waffen-SS in World War II

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass

Famous Deaths

  • Doug White, American news anchor
  • Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), dies at 82
  • Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player
  • Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen for 40 years, dies at 75