Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1962 On this day in history french and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m on this day in history.
1962 US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million on this day in history.
1963 Clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57 on August - 14.
1965 Beatles tape an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show on August - 14.
1965 On August - 14 jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
1966 First US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon on August - 14.
1966 On August - 14 s J "Tip" Snooke, S Afr cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
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 On August - 14 british troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland
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 this day in history.
1971 On this day in history bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland on this day in history.
1971 On August - 14 georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
1972 On this day in history east German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
1972 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86 on August - 14.
1973 On August - 14 uS bombs Cambodia
1974 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold on this day in history.
1974 Peace talks in Cyprus break down, and fresh fighting breaks out on August - 14.
1975 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1980 On August - 14 dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
1981 Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies on this day in history.
1982 Patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58 on August - 14.
1983 French troops deployed in Chad on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history iBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0
1984 On August - 14 john Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
1985 On August - 14 gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
1988 Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1991 Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61 on August - 14.
1992 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104 on August - 14.
1994 On August - 14 bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78
1995 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82 on August - 14.
1996 Ian Macfarlane is appointed new head of Australia's Reserve Bank on August - 14.