(Saturday, August 15, 1964) — “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin peaked today at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, August 15, 1964) — “I Should Have Known Better” by The Beatles peaked at #53 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Centennial Milestone: Construction and opening of the Panama Canal (1903 - 1914)'
(Saturday, August 15, 1914) — The Panama Canal officially opened today as the cargo ship SS Ancon crossed the just-completed waterway between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Video: 'Allied Invasion of Southern France - Operation Dragoon, the Other D-Day_Full Length WWII Documentary'
(Tuesday, August 15, 1944, just before 8:00 a.m. CET; Operation Dragoon, part of Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre and the European Theatre of World War II during World War II) — Thousands of Allied troops, mainly American and French, swarmed on to the south coast of France on a broad front between Marseille and Nice this morning, seized and extended firm beachheads against inconsequential German opposition and, taking high ground inland, drove northward with the avowed intention of joining the Allies in northwestern France. Continue reading Allied forces land in southern France 70 years ago this hour (Aug 15 1944)