Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 03 August 2021
1962 On August - 14 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 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 On this day in history beatles tape an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show
1965 On August - 14 jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
1966 On August - 14 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 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 on August - 14.
1969 British troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland on this day in history.
1969 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1970 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1971 On August - 14 bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 On this day in history 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 August - 14 east German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
1972 On August - 14 jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
1973 On August - 14 uS bombs Cambodia
1974 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold on this day in history.
1974 Peace talks in Cyprus break down, and fresh fighting breaks out on August - 14.
1975 On August - 14 joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1980 On August - 14 dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
1981 On this day in history dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
1982 Patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1983 French troops deployed in Chad on August - 14.
1984 IBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0 on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history john Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
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 On this day in history alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
1994 Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78 on August - 14.
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