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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1009  On December - 14 birth of emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)  

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

1503  On this day in history birth of nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist/prophet  

1546  On this day in history birth of tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose)  

1553  Henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra (Henri III)/France was born on this day in history.  

1625  Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695) was born on December - 14.  

1631  On December - 14 birth of anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679)  

1640  (baptism date) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Death of Harald IV, "Gylle Krist", king of Norway, murdered on this day in history.  

1417  Death of John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, English nobleman, hanged & burned on this day in history.  

1460  Death of Guarino da Verona (b. 1370) on December - 14.  

1476  On this day in history death of vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431)  

1510  On this day in history death of friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)  

1542  James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 on this day in history.  

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