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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1009  Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045) was born on December - 14.  

1363  John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist was born on December - 14.  

1503  Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist/prophet was born on December - 14.  

1546  On December - 14 birth of tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose)  

1553  Henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra (Henri III)/France was born on December - 14.  

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

1631  Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history adrian II, Italian Pope (867-72)/last married pope, dies at about 80  

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

1460  On this day in history death of guarino da Verona (b. 1370)  

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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