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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  

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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  Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527) was born on this day in history.  

1552  On August - 14 birth of fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher  

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

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  On August - 14 birth of françois de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  Death of Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor on this day in history.  

1167  Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 14.  

1587  Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49 on August - 14.  

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

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