On This Day for 14th February (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 192 of 192

  • 1959 $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
  • 1960 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • 1960 Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
  • 1961 Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley Calif

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

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1962 US 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV

  • 1963 US launches communications satellite Syncom 1

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963 "81/2" a film directed by Federico Fellini premieres in Italy, starring Marcello Mastroianni.

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1965 7th Daytona 500: Fred Lorenzen wins (141.539 MPH)
  • 1966 Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced

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1966 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1966 Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
  • 1967 Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
  • 1967 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
  • 1968 Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
  • 1968 WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • 1971 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television

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1971 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1971 Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases
  • 1971 13th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (144.462 MPH)
  • 1972 John & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
  • 1972 Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
  • 1972 CBS "Late Movie" premieres
  • 1972 Lord Widgery arrives in Coleraine, where the 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) Tribunal was to be based, and holds a preliminary hearing
  • 1975 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
  • 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1978 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
  • 1978 In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
  • 1979 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 1979 In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
  • 1980 "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • 1980 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
  • 1980 US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
  • 1981 Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
  • 1982 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
  • 1982 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1982 24th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (153.991 MPH)
  • 1985 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
  • 1986 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1987 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit

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1988 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1988 Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1988 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1988 30th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (137.531 MPH)
  • 1989 African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam

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1989 Ayatollah Khomeini orders Muslims to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1989 Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
  • 1989 World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
  • 1989 The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
  • 1990 Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
  • 1990 Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
  • 1990 Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
  • 1991 "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
  • 1991 NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration

Film release premierFilm Release

1991 "The Silence of the Lambs", based on the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released (Best Picture 1992)

  • 1992 Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • 1992 Cease fire in Somalia begins
  • 1992 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • 1992 Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • 1993 Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
  • 1993 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.972 MPH)
  • 1994 Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)
  • 1994 Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.

Sport awardSports Awards

1994 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1995 Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d

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1995 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1998 Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
  • 1998 29th NAACP Image Awards: "Soul Food" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 1999 41st Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (161.551 MPH)
  • 1999 30th NAACP Image Awards: "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2000 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

Sport awardSports Awards

2000 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2002 Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board
  • 2004 In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
  • 2005 Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
  • 2005 Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
  • 2008 Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.
  • 2008 39th NAACP Image Awards: "The Great Debaters" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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2010 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 2010 59th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 141-139 at Arlington, Texas
  • 2010 52nd Daytona 500: Jamie McMurray wins (137.284 MPH)
  • 2010 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain
  • 2011 The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.
  • 2013 A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
  • 2013 Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprinter, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
  • 2013 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading
  • 2013 The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012
  • 2013 Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%
  • 2014 Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

Conference meetingConference of Interest

2014 Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference

Actress Ellen Page
Actress
Ellen Page
  • 2016 69th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Revenant" Best Film, Alejandro González Iñárritu Best Director

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 307

  • 1917 Herbert A Hauptman, x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Arnold Elton, consultant surgeon
  • 1921 Albert Sloman, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • 1921 Hugh Downs, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1921 Jeanne Demessieux, composer
  • 1921 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
  • 1921 Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
  • 1922 Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
  • 1923 Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
  • 1923 Jay Herbert, golfer (1960 PGA winner)
  • 1924 Arghyris Kounadis, composer
  • 1924 Countess Mountbatten, of Burma
  • 1925 Elliot Lawrence, Phila, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell)
  • 1926 John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
  • 1927 Lois Maxwell, Kitchener Ontario, actress (Miss Moneypenny)
  • 1928 Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
  • 1928 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • 1929 Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
  • 1929 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in New York City, New York
  • 1930 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford)
  • 1931 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, NHL right wing (Canadiens, Rangers)
  • 1931 Lord Rossmore
  • 1931 Phyllis McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1931 Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Alexander Kluge, writer
  • 1932 Jack Hibbert, director (Central Statistical Office)
  • 1932 Jocelyn Stevens, CEO (English Heritage)
  • 1932 Michael Ball, Bishop (Truro)
  • 1932 Peter Ball, Bishop (Gloucester)
  • 1933 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, composer
  • 1933 Bertram Jay Turetzky, composer
  • 1933 Evelyn Ebsworth, Vice-Chancellor (Durham U)
  • 1933 Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
  • 1934 Florence Henderson, Dale Ind, actress/singer (Carol-Brady Bunch)
  • 1934 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)
  • 1934 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • 1935 Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
  • 1935 David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
  • 1935 Lord Wilson of Tillyorn

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1935 [Mary] Mickey Wright, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ), born in San Diego, California

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1935 Peter Phillips, printer
  • 1936 Andrew Pine, Jennings Fla, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country)
  • 1936 Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)
  • 1936 Andrew Prine, American actor
  • 1937 John MacGregor, British MP
  • 1937 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • 1938 Lee Chamberlin, actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • 1939 Michael Rudman, English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • 1940 Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
  • 1941 John Butterfill, MP
  • 1941 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
  • 1941 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • 1942 Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
  • 1942 Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • 1942 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1943 Eric Anderson, vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Ischa Meijer, journalist/critic/actor (Boezemvriend)
  • 1943 Maceo Parker, US tenor saxophonist (King's One, Mo' Roots)
  • 1943 Robert J Murphy Jr, PGA golfer (1968 Phila Classic), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Aaron Russo, American movie producer (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Alan Parker, English actor (Bugsy Malone, Evita)
  • 1944 Bruce Summerhays, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1944 Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • 1944 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • 1945 Gregory Hines, actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
  • 1945 K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
  • 1945 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • 1945 William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
  • 1945 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Piriápolis, Uruguay, football goalkeeper, (d. 2013)
  • 1946 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • 1946 Tina Aumont, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1946 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • 1947 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1947 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1947 Judd Gregg, (Rep-R-NH, 1981- )
  • 1947 Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
  • 1947 Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
  • 1948 ... Teller, Phila, magician (Penn & Teller)
  • 1948 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1948 Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1948 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • 1949 Ewa Aulin, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Candy, Fiorina LeVacca)
  • 1949 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • 1949 Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1950 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
  • 1950 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • 1951 Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
  • 1951 Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
  • 1951 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • 1952 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • 1953 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • 1955 R Jeremy H Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1955 Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • 1955 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • 1955 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
  • 1955 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
  • 1956 Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
  • 1956 Howard Edward Davis Jr, Glen Cove NY, lw boxer (Olympic-silver-1976)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 114 of 114

  • 2006 Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • 2006 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Gareth Morris, British flautist (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker. (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Sir Bernard Ashley, Welsh businessman and entrepreneur. (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2011 Sir George Shearing, Anglo-American jazz pianist (b. 1919)
  • 2012 Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2015 Louis Jourdan, French actor (Gigi, Octopussy), dies at 93
  • 2015 Philip Levine, American poet (1995 Pulitzer prize), dies at 87
  • 2015 Alan Howard, British actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), dies at 77
  • 2015 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA) created Nutella, dies at 89
  • 2016 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 66