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Historical Events In December - 14

Friday, 18 September 2020

1977  Egypt and Israel reps gather in Cairo for first formal peace conference on December - 14.  

1979  On this day in history nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies  

1980  At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon on this day in history.  

1980  Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1981  Israel annexes Golan Heights on December - 14.  

1985  NY Yankees great Roger Maris dies of cancer at age 51 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51  

1986  The experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, takes flight from Edwards Air Force Base (CA) on the first non-stop, self-contained (i.e., no aerial refueling) flight around the world on this day in history.  

1987  In the worst attack on merchant shipping in the 'Gulf War', 21 crewmen from a Norwegian tanker are killed on this day in history.  

1987  Paul Clinton Sundberg, actor (Belle of NY, Easter Parade), dies on December - 14.  

1988  Spanish general strike to protest austerity measures on December - 14.  

1988  US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs) on December - 14.  

1989  On this day in history andrei D. Sakharov, author and Nobel laureate, dies in Moscow at age 68.  

1989  On December - 14 movie actor Jock Mahoney (Dallas, Tarzan) dies at age 70.  

1989  Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1990  Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later on this day in history.  

1990  On December - 14 f Dörrenmatt, writer, dies at 69  

1991  476 die when the ferry boat Salem Express sinks in the Red Sea on this day in history.  

1991  Desmond Howard of Michigan wins the Heisman trophy on December - 14.  

1991  On December - 14 john Arlott, cricketer (the greatest of cricket commentators), dies  

1993  Actress Myrna Loy dies at age 88 on December - 14.  

1993  Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1994  Mary Ann McCall, singer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1995  After sixty-nine grueling days on the picket line, machinists for the Boeing Company gave the go-ahead to a new contract on this day in 1995 on this day in history.  

1995  On December - 14 don Anthony, bandleader/songwriter, dies at 85  

1996  Alan Hargreaves, climber, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

1997  Owen Barfield, philosopher of language, dies at 99 on this day in history.  

1998  On December - 14 iXC Communications announced it had turned on a new coast-to-coast data network that it hoped would serve as the backbone for the next generation Internet  

2007  FAI World Grand Prix Gliding Championship at Omarama, New Zealand on this day in history.  

2012  On December - 14 28 people, including 20 children, are shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut  

2014  On this day in history shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party  

2017  The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Raphael in Vatican Museum, painted 1520 on December - 14.  

2017  On December - 14 the Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion  

2017  US media regulator the Federal Communications Commission votes to end net neutrality on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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 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  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 December - 14.  

1136  Death of Harald IV, "Gylle Krist", king of Norway, murdered on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1510  On December - 14 death of friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)  

1542  On December - 14 james, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30  

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