Historical Events In August - 14
Monday, 08 March 2021
1933 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs on this day in history.
1934 On August - 14 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.
1935 Social Security Act became law on August - 14.
1935 Social Security Act becomes law on this day in history.
1936 A train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22 on August - 14.
1936 On August - 14 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 China declares war on Japan on this day in history.
1937 Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48 on August - 14.
1938 On this day in history 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 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2) on August - 14.
1940 Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland on August - 14.
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 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London on August - 14.
1942 Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on this day in history.
1943 On August - 14 -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
1944 On August - 14 british premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
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 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 India granted independence within British Commonwealth on August - 14.
1947 Pakistan created by the British on this day in history.
1947 Pakistan gains independence from Britain on this day in history.
1948 On August - 14 14th Olympic games in London closes
1949 On August - 14 husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
1951 On this day in history william Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills
1955 On this day in history fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66
1956 On August - 14 bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58
1958 KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99 on August - 14.
1958 On this day in history big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1961 On August - 14 clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68