Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 25 February 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 this day in history.
1962 US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million on August - 14.
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 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 this day in history.
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 On August - 14 vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
1971 On August - 14 bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland on this day in history.
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 On August - 14 jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
1973 US bombs Cambodia on August - 14.
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 On this day in history joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1980 Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider on August - 14.
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 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 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 Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78 on August - 14.
1995 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history ian Macfarlane is appointed new head of Australia's Reserve Bank