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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1009  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)  

1363  On December - 14 birth of john Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist  

1503  Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist/prophet was born on this day in history.  

1546  Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose) was born on December - 14.  

1553  On this day in history birth of henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra (Henri III)/France  

1625  On December - 14 birth of barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695)  

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

1640  On this day in history birth of (baptism date)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

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

1136  On December - 14 death of harald IV, "Gylle Krist", king of Norway, murdered  

1417  On this day in history death of john Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, English nobleman, hanged & burned  

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  James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 on December - 14.  

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