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Notable Historical Events for August 15th

1950Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

199051st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

199981st PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Medinah Country Club

1981Ian Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford

1040King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as per Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.

18924th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

200587th PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson shoots a 276 at Baltusrol Golf Club

1993Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

1965Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on August 15th

1972Ben Affleck, Berkeley California, actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor)

1924Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president

1769Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15), (d. 1821)

1925Oscar Peterson, Montreal Quebec, Canadian jazz pianist and composer

1954Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Skelleftehamn, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

1990Jennifer Lawrence, Louisville, Kentucky, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook )

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Notable Weddings on August 15th

1958Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

2009Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy

August 15th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 15th

1935Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

1057Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan

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