Historical Events In December - 14
Saturday, 24 October 2020
1948 Reginald Owen Morris, composer, dies at 62 on December - 14.
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 this day in history.
1950 On December - 14 albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65
1952 On this day in history kROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1955 On this day in history dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
1956 Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO on December - 14.
1957 On this day in history "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs
1959 J.B. Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m on December - 14.
1959 On this day in history archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
1959 On this day in history maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84
1960 On December - 14 australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
1960 Gregory Ratoff, actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63 on December - 14.
1961 Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record on December - 14.
1962 Mariner 2 launched, makes first US visit to another planet (Venus) on this day in history.
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 December - 14.
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 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene" on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history william Bendix, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 58
1965 On December - 14 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
1965 On this day in history hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84
1966 On this day in history emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91
1967 DNA created in a test tube on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
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 On this day in history walter Lippmann, US journalist (One of Dynasty), dies at 85
1975 6 South Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days on this day in history.
1975 On December - 14 arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81