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Historical Events In August - 14

Sunday, 13 June 2021

1933  Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs on August - 14.  

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  On August - 14 a train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22.  

1936  On this day in history first Olympic basketball game (Berlin)  

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

1936  On August - 14 rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution  

1937  On this day in history china declares war on Japan  

1937  Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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

1938  Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1941  On this day in history josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London  

1942  Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on August - 14.  

1943  On August - 14 -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean  

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

1945  On this day in history japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies  

1945  V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history the birth of Susan St. James, American film actress  

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

1947  On this day in history india granted independence within British Commonwealth  

1947  On this day in history pakistan created by the British  

1947  Pakistan gains independence from Britain on August - 14.  

1948  14th Olympic games in London closes on this day in history.  

1949  On August - 14 husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death  

1951  William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills on this day in history.  

1955  Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66 on August - 14.  

1956  Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1958  On August - 14 kLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99  

1958  Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65 on this day in history.  

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  On August - 14 birth of emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)  

1473  Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541) was born on this day in history.  

1479  Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527) was born on August - 14.  

1552  On this day in history birth of fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher  

1575  Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On August - 14 birth of william Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)  

1599  On August - 14 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 this day in history.  

1204  Death of Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182) on this day in history.  

1390  Death of John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364) on this day in history.  

1433  Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1573  Death of Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548) on this day in history.  

1587  Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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

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