On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 2007

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

  • Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, dies at 80
  • 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 ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
2007 Highlights

About August 15, 2007

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo