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 (rediscovered Takahe, thought extinct), dies at 98
  • John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
  • Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor (Canadian Opera Company, 1989-2007), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Sam Pollock, Canadian NHL hockey general manager, 9X Stanley Cups (Montreal Canadiens, 1964-78), dies at 81
2007 Highlights

About August 15, 2007

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  • UK #1 Song: With Every Heartbeat - Robyn with Kleerup