Each of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, August 15.
1912: Chef and author Julia Child is born in Pasadena, California.
1914: The Panama Canal opens to traffic with transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
1935: Humorist and actor Will Rogers, 55, and pilot Wiley Post, 36, are killed in a plane crash in Point Barrow, Alaska.
1939: The Wizard of Oz has its Hollywood premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.
1965: Stadium rock is born when The Beatles play to an estimated crowd of 60,000 at Shea Stadium in New York.
1968: The actress Debra Messing is born in New York City.
1969: The three day music festival known as Woodstock begins on a dairy farm near Bethel, New York. An expected crowd of 50,000 swells to 400,000.
2015: Academic and politician Julian Bond dies in Fort Walton Beach, Florida at age 75.