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This Day in the Arts: August 15

1057:

In events later to be used by William Shakespeare in one of his greatest tragedies, the Scottish king Macbeth is killed by Malcolm Canmore, the son of King Duncan I, whom Macbeth had murdered 17 years before.

1969:

On the opening day of the Woodstock Arts and Music Fair in upstate New York, promoters are overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands in attendance and decide to waive admission fees.


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