Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 02 July 2020
1962 On this day in history french and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m on August - 14.
1962 On August - 14 uS mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
1963 On this day in history 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 August - 14.
1966 On this day in history first US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon
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 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88 on August - 14.
1970 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule on August - 14.
1971 On August - 14 british begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
1971 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1973 On this day in history uS bombs Cambodia
1974 On August - 14 congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
1974 On August - 14 peace talks in Cyprus break down, and fresh fighting breaks out
1975 On August - 14 joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1980 On this day in history 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 August - 14 patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58
1983 French troops deployed in Chad on August - 14.
1984 IBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0 on this day in history.
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 August - 14.
1988 On this day in history enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
1991 On August - 14 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 On August - 14 bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78
1995 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82 on August - 14.
1996 On this day in history ian Macfarlane is appointed new head of Australia's Reserve Bank