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Historical Events In December - 14

Friday, 03 July 2020

1948  On this day in history reginald Owen Morris, composer, dies at 62  

1950  On December - 14 uN General Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)  

1950  "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 perfs on December - 14.  

1950  On this day in history albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65  

1952  KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1953  Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history wOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting  

1955  Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Rumania, and Spain all join the United Nations on this day in history.  

1955  Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar on December - 14.  

1956  On December - 14 paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO  

1957  "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs on December - 14.  

1959  On December - 14 j.B. Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m  

1959  Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus on December - 14.  

1959  Maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84 on December - 14.  

1960  Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie on December - 14.  

1960  On December - 14 gregory Ratoff, actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63  

1961  On this day in history jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record  

1962  On December - 14 mariner 2 launched, makes first US visit to another planet (Venus)  

1962  U.S. space probe Mariner 2 transmitted data from Venus. The spacecraft came within 22,000 miles of Venus and measured the temperature and other characteristics of the planet, and then radioed the data back to Earth on this day in history.  

1962  On December - 14 mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)  

1963  On this day in history verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ  

1963  On this day in history dinah Washington, singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39  

1964  On December - 14 michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"  

1964  William Bendix, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1965  "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances on December - 14.  

1965  Hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1966  Emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1967  DNA created in a test tube on this day in history.  

1969  "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance on December - 14.  

1971  On December - 14 golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure  

1973  On this day in history yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77  

1974  Walter Lippmann, US journalist (One of Dynasty), dies at 85 on December - 14.  

1975  On this day in history 6 South Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days  

1975  Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81 on December - 14.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1009  Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045) was born on this day in history.  

1363  On this day in history birth of john Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist  

1503  On December - 14 birth of nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist/prophet  

1546  Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose) was born on this day in history.  

1553  Henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra (Henri III)/France was born on December - 14.  

1625  Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.  

1631  Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679) was born on December - 14.  

1640  (baptism date) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In December - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0872  On December - 14 adrian II, Italian Pope (867-72)/last married pope, dies at about 80  

1077  Agnes of Poitou, German empress/wife of emperor Henry III, dies on this day in history.  

1136  Death of Harald IV, "Gylle Krist", king of Norway, murdered on this day in history.  

1417  Death of John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, English nobleman, hanged & burned on this day in history.  

1460  Death of Guarino da Verona (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1476  Death of Vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431) on December - 14.  

1510  On this day in history death of friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)  

1542  On December - 14 james, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30  

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