Historical Events In August - 14
Saturday, 26 September 2020
1933 On August - 14 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 August - 14.
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 First Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on this day in history.
1936 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on August - 14.
1936 Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution on this day in history.
1937 China declares war on Japan on August - 14.
1937 On August - 14 sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
1938 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on August - 14.
1943 On this day in history -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
1944 British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica on August - 14.
1945 Japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies on August - 14.
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 Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie) on August - 14.
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 On this day in history 14th Olympic games in London closes
1949 On this day in history 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 On August - 14 big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1961 On August - 14 clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68