Historical Events In August - 14
Friday, 14 May 2021
1962 French and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel on August - 14.
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 August - 14.
1963 Clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57 on August - 14.
1965 Beatles tape an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show on this day in history.
1965 On August - 14 jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
1966 First US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon on this day in history.
1966 S J "Tip" Snooke, S Afr cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies on August - 14.
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 On this day in history british troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland
1969 On August - 14 leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
1970 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 On August - 14 british begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
1971 On this day in history georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
1972 East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156 on this day in history.
1972 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86 on August - 14.
1973 On this day in history uS bombs Cambodia
1974 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold on this day in history.
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 August - 14.
1980 On August - 14 dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
1981 Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies on August - 14.
1982 On this day in history patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58
1983 French troops deployed in Chad on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history iBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0
1984 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89 on August - 14.
1985 Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86 on this day in history.
1988 Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90 on August - 14.
1991 Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61 on August - 14.
1992 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104 on this day in history.
1994 Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1995 On August - 14 joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
1996 On this day in history ian Macfarlane is appointed new head of Australia's Reserve Bank