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Historical Events In August - 14

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1933  On August - 14 jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs  

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  On this day in history social Security Act became law  

1935  On this day in history social Security Act becomes law  

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

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

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

1936  Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution on August - 14.  

1937  China declares war on Japan on August - 14.  

1937  Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48 on August - 14.  

1938  BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies  

1939  On this day in history 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)  

1940  Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland on this day in history.  

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 August - 14.  

1941  Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London on this day in history.  

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

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

1944  On August - 14 british premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica  

1945  Japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies on this day in history.  

1945  V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II on August - 14.  

1946  The birth of Susan St. James, American film actress on August - 14.  

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 August - 14 pakistan created by the British  

1947  Pakistan gains independence from Britain on August - 14.  

1948  14th Olympic games in London closes on August - 14.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)  

1586  William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642) was born on August - 14.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

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

1390  On this day in history death of john FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)  

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

1652  On this day in history abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60  

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