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Historical Events In August - 14

Friday, 03 July 2020

1933  On this day in history jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs  

1934  Millionaire brewer John Labatt abducted at gunpoint by three men, who asked for a ransom of $150,000, which the kidnappers never received; released unharmed three days later; first recorded kidnapping for ransom in Canada on this day in history.  

1935  Social Security Act became law on this day in history.  

1935  Social Security Act becomes law on August - 14.  

1936  A train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22 on this day in history.  

1936  First Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on August - 14.  

1936  1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution  

1937  China declares war on Japan on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48  

1938  BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) on August - 14.  

1938  On August - 14 hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies  

1939  1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2) on August - 14.  

1940  On this day in history dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland  

1941  US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter on this day in history.  

1941  Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London on August - 14.  

1942  On this day in history dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa  

1943  On this day in history -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean  

1944  British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica on this day in history.  

1945  On August - 14 japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies  

1945  On August - 14 v-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II  

1946  On August - 14 the birth of Susan St. James, American film actress  

1946  Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie) on August - 14.  

1947  India granted independence within British Commonwealth on August - 14.  

1947  On this day in history pakistan created by the British  

1947  On August - 14 pakistan gains independence from Britain  

1948  On this day in history 14th Olympic games in London closes  

1949  Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death on August - 14.  

1951  On August - 14 william Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills  

1955  On August - 14 fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66  

1956  On August - 14 bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58  

1958  On this day in history kLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99  

1958  On August - 14 big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65  

1961  Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68 on August - 14.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1297  Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348) was born on August - 14.  

1473  On this day in history birth of margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)  

1479  On this day in history birth of princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)  

1552  Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1575  On August - 14 birth of robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)  

1586  On this day in history birth of william Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)  

1599  On this day in history birth of méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671)  

1625  François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695) was born on August - 14.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  On August - 14 death of tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor  

1167  Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies on August - 14.  

1204  Death of Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182) on August - 14.  

1390  On August - 14 death of john FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)  

1433  On August - 14 johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76  

1573  On this day in history death of saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)  

1587  On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49  

1652  On August - 14 abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60  

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