Historical Events In December - 14
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
1948 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 On December - 14 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 December - 14 dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
1956 Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1959 Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus on December - 14.
1959 On December - 14 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 On this day in history gregory Ratoff, actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63
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 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ on December - 14.
1963 On December - 14 dinah Washington, singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
1964 On this day in history michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"
1964 On December - 14 william Bendix, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 58
1965 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances on this day in history.
1965 Hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84 on December - 14.
1966 On December - 14 emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91
1967 On December - 14 dNA created in a test tube
1969 On this day in history "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure on December - 14.
1973 Yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77 on December - 14.
1974 Walter Lippmann, US journalist (One of Dynasty), dies at 85 on December - 14.
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