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.