Historical Events In August - 14
Friday, 09 June 2023
1962 French and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history nASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
1962 On this day in history uS mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
1963 On this day in history clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57
1965 Beatles tape an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
1966 On this day in history first US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon
1966 S J "Tip" Snooke, S Afr cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies on this day in history.
1968 In the Northern Celebesa a 7.4 earthquake caused tsunami waves, reaching up to 300 meters inland,took some 200 lives and destroyed 700 houses. Wave heights were estimated at 8 to 10 meters on August - 14.
1969 British troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland on this day in history.
1969 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1970 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62 on August - 14.
1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule on August - 14.
1971 On this day in history british begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
1971 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59 on August - 14.
1972 East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156 on August - 14.
1972 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1973 US bombs Cambodia on August - 14.
1974 On this day in history congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
1974 Peace talks in Cyprus break down, and fresh fighting breaks out on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1980 Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider on this day in history.
1981 Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies on August - 14.
1982 Patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58 on August - 14.
1983 On August - 14 french troops deployed in Chad
1984 IBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0 on August - 14.
1984 On August - 14 john Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
1985 Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86 on August - 14.
1988 Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90 on August - 14.
1991 On August - 14 douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
1992 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104 on August - 14.
1994 Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1995 On August - 14 joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
1996 On this day in history ian Macfarlane is appointed new head of Australia's Reserve Bank
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