Historical Events In August - 14
Sunday, 24 September 2023
1933 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs on August - 14.
1934 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 on this day in history.
1935 On this day in history social Security Act became law
1935 On this day in history social Security Act becomes law
1936 A train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22 on August - 14.
1936 First Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on August - 14.
1936 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on this day in history.
1936 Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution on August - 14.
1937 On this day in history china declares war on Japan
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 Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland on August - 14.
1941 On August - 14 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 this day in history 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 -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean on August - 14.
1944 On August - 14 british premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1945 On August - 14 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 August - 14.
1946 Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie) on August - 14.
1947 On this day in history india granted independence within British Commonwealth
1947 On August - 14 pakistan created by the British
1947 On August - 14 pakistan gains independence from Britain
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 August - 14 william Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills
1955 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66 on this day in history.
1956 Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58 on August - 14.
1958 On August - 14 kLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
1958 On this day in history big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1961 On August - 14 clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68