Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1933 On this day in history jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs
1934 On August - 14 millionaire brewer John Labatt abducted at gunpoint by three men, who asked for a ransom of $150,000, which the kidnappers never received; released unharmed three days later; first recorded kidnapping for ransom in Canada.
1935 Social Security Act became law on August - 14.
1935 On this day in history social Security Act becomes law
1936 On this day in history a train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22.
1936 First Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on August - 14.
1936 On August - 14 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
1936 Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution on August - 14.
1937 On this day in history china declares war on Japan
1937 Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48 on August - 14.
1938 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) on this day in history.
1938 On August - 14 hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies
1939 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2) on this day in history.
1940 Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history uS President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
1941 On August - 14 josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
1942 On August - 14 dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
1943 -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean on this day in history.
1944 On August - 14 british premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1945 On this day in history japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies
1945 On August - 14 v-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II
1946 The birth of Susan St. James, American film actress on this day in history.
1946 Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie) on August - 14.
1947 India granted independence within British Commonwealth on August - 14.
1947 On August - 14 pakistan created by the British
1947 Pakistan gains independence from Britain on August - 14.
1948 14th Olympic games in London closes on this day in history.
1949 Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death on this day in history.
1951 William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66
1956 Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1958 KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99 on August - 14.
1958 On this day in history big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1961 Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68 on this day in history.