Historical Events In December - 14
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
1948 On December - 14 reginald Owen Morris, composer, dies at 62
1950 UN General Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954) on December - 14.
1950 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 perfs on December - 14.
1950 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1952 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
1954 On December - 14 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 December - 14.
1955 On this day in history dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
1956 On December - 14 paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO
1957 On this day in history "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs
1959 On this day in history j.B. Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m
1959 On December - 14 archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
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 this day in history.
1960 Gregory Ratoff, actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63 on this day in history.
1961 Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record on this day in history.
1962 On December - 14 mariner 2 launched, makes first US visit to another planet (Venus)
1962 On December - 14 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.
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 Dinah Washington, singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39 on December - 14.
1964 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene" on December - 14.
1964 William Bendix, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
1965 On December - 14 hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84
1966 On December - 14 emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91
1967 DNA created in a test tube on December - 14.
1969 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance on this day in history.
1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77
1974 On December - 14 walter Lippmann, US journalist (One of Dynasty), dies at 85
1975 On this day in history 6 South Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
1975 On this day in history arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81