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Notable Historical Events for August 15th

1971US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

1990Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

1986President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

1979"Apocalypse Now", starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released

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

199051st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

1914A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

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

1914German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

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Notable Birthdays on August 15th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 15th

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

1958Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

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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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