Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1962 On this day in history french and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1962 On August - 14 nASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
1962 US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million on this day in history.
1963 On August - 14 clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57
1965 Beatles tape an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show on August - 14.
1965 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies on this day in history.
1966 First US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history s J "Tip" Snooke, S Afr cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
1968 On this day in history in the Northern Celebesa a 7.4 earthquake caused tsunami waves, reaching up to 300 meters inland,took some 200 lives and destroyed 700 houses. Wave heights were estimated at 8 to 10 meters
1969 British troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland on this day in history.
1969 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88 on August - 14.
1970 On August - 14 vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule on August - 14.
1971 British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland on this day in history.
1971 On August - 14 georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
1972 On this day in history east German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
1972 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86 on August - 14.
1973 US bombs Cambodia on this day in history.
1974 On August - 14 congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
1974 On this day in history peace talks in Cyprus break down, and fresh fighting breaks out
1975 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1980 On August - 14 dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
1981 On August - 14 dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
1982 On this day in history patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58
1983 On August - 14 french troops deployed in Chad
1984 On this day in history iBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0
1984 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89 on this day in history.
1985 On August - 14 gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
1988 Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
1992 On August - 14 alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
1994 Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78 on August - 14.
1995 On this day in history joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
1996 Ian Macfarlane is appointed new head of Australia's Reserve Bank on this day in history.