Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 18 August 2022
1933 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs on August - 14.
1934 On this day in history 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 On this day in history social Security Act became law
1935 Social Security Act becomes law on this day in history.
1936 A train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22 on this day in history.
1936 First Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on this day in history.
1936 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on August - 14.
1936 On August - 14 rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution
1937 China declares war on Japan on August - 14.
1937 On August - 14 sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
1938 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) on August - 14.
1938 Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies on this day in history.
1939 On August - 14 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
1940 On this day in history dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter on this day in history.
1941 On August - 14 josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
1942 Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
1944 On this day in history british premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1945 On this day in history japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies
1945 V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II on August - 14.
1946 The birth of Susan St. James, American film actress on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie)
1947 On this day in history india granted independence within British Commonwealth
1947 Pakistan created by the British on August - 14.
1947 Pakistan gains independence from Britain on August - 14.
1948 On August - 14 14th Olympic games in London closes
1949 On August - 14 husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
1951 On this day in history william Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills
1955 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66 on August - 14.
1956 On August - 14 bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58
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 August - 14.