August 15 in History
1950August 15, 1950:
America’s Ezzard Charles defeats Freddie Beshore to retain his heavyweight title. The bout was held at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in New York, United States.
1965August 15, 1965:
British band, The Beatles becomes the first rock collective to headline a stadium-hosted concert. Their performance was at New York’s Shea Stadium in front of over 50,000 music lovers.
1975August 15, 1975:
Ramesh Sippy’s directed movie titled "Sholay" is issued. It becomes India’s top-earning movie in history.
1979August 15, 1979: English rock ensemble Led Zeppelin drops their 8th studio album entitled “In Through The Out Door”. Some popular songs on the album are "In the Evening" and "Fool in the Rain".
1980August 15, 1980:
The Beatle’s George Harrison issues his autobiography entitled “I, Me, Mine”. He becomes the only member of the group to publish a work of this nature.
1983August 15, 1983:
1990August 15, 1990:
The Verve makes their first public performance at a pub in their native town, Wigan in England.
1995August 15, 1995:
"Macarena", one of the hit songs of Spanish pop group Los del Rio, is issued in the United States.
2007August 15, 2007:
After more than twenty years of separation, American music collective The Osmonds regroups. Their reunion is to mark their 50th year in showbiz.
2011August 15, 2011:
Betty Thatcher, known for writing several songs for the Renaissance band, dies. Her demise was caused by cancer.