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.