August 15th is the 227th day in the Gregorian calendar. In 1918, diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Russia were severed. In 1939, the 'Wizard of Oz' debuted in Hollywood, Calif. The Allied Forces of WWII landed in Southern France in 1944. India became independent of Britain and was split into India and Pakistan in 1947. Napoleon Bonaparte, Julia Child, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lawrence were born on this day. National Lemon Meringue Pie Day and National Relaxation Day are celebrated on August 15th.
We have 7 holidays listed for August 15.
Indian Independence Day
Join in the celebration of what Nehru called India's "Tryst with Destiny."
Feast of the Assumption
Christians observe the Virgin Mary’s bodily ascent to heaven at the end of her life.
Celebrate the restoration of national independence that was lost for 36 years under Japanese rule.