On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 60th annual finger wrestling (Fingerhakeln) championships takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, part of Partenkirchner Festival week
  • American Michael Gargiulo, found guilty of stabbing three women, killing two in Los Angles, while awaiting trial for third killing
  • Disney Studios is the first studio to have five films earn over $1 billion each in one year with "Toy Story 4", "Avengers: Engame", "Captain Marvel", "Aladdin" and "The Lion King"
  • Israel bars US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering for supporting Palestinian-led boycott movement
  • Whistleblower releases damaging report on General Electric titled "General Electric, a Bigger Fraud Than Enron" claiming $38 billion accountancy fraud