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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  

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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  Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541) was born on August - 14.  

1479  Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527) was born on this day in history.  

1552  Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher was born on August - 14.  

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 this day in history.  

1599  Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

1625  On this day in history birth of françois de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)  

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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  Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

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

1390  Death of John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364) on August - 14.  

1433  On this day in history johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76  

1573  On August - 14 death of saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)  

1587  On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49  

1652  Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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