Historical Events In December - 14
Friday, 10 July 2020
1948 On this day in history reginald Owen Morris, composer, dies at 62
1950 UN General Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954) on this day in history.
1950 On December - 14 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 perfs
1950 On December - 14 albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65
1952 On this day in history kROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 On December - 14 brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
1954 On this day in history wOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 On this day in history albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Rumania, and Spain all join the United Nations.
1955 Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar on December - 14.
1956 On December - 14 paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO
1957 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs on this day in history.
1959 J.B. Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m on December - 14.
1959 On this day in history archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
1959 On this day in history maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84
1960 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie on December - 14.
1960 On December - 14 gregory Ratoff, actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63
1961 Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record on this day in history.
1962 On December - 14 mariner 2 launched, makes first US visit to another planet (Venus)
1962 On December - 14 u.S. space probe Mariner 2 transmitted data from Venus. The spacecraft came within 22,000 miles of Venus and measured the temperature and other characteristics of the planet, and then radioed the data back to Earth.
1962 On this day in history mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)
1963 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ on December - 14.
1963 Dinah Washington, singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39 on this day in history.
1964 On December - 14 michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"
1964 On December - 14 william Bendix, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 58
1965 On this day in history "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
1965 On December - 14 hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84
1966 Emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91 on December - 14.
1967 On December - 14 dNA created in a test tube
1969 On December - 14 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
1971 On December - 14 golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
1973 On December - 14 yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77
1974 Walter Lippmann, US journalist (One of Dynasty), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1975 On December - 14 6 South Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
1975 Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81 on this day in history.