On This Day for 14th October (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 223


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1957 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1958 Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1958 Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • 1958 Paul Osborn's "World of Suzie Wong" premieres in NYC
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1958 The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.
  • 1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen

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1960 Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 performances
  • 1961 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
  • 1962 Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17

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1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1962 US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1963 Algeria & Morocco border conflict
  • 1963 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins

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1964 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1964 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1964 Philips begins experimenting with color TV

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1964 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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1964 Premier Nikita Khrushchev replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • 1966 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • 1966 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • 1968 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • 1968 Beatles "White Album" completed
  • 1968 Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
  • 1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • 1968 J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
  • 1968 A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.
  • 1968 The rebuilt Euston railway station in London is opened.
  • 1969 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • 1969 Race riots in Springfield Mass
  • 1969 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1969 The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971.

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1970 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1971 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
  • 1971 John & Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show"
  • 1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • 1972 North Irish Loyalist paramilitaries raid Headquarters of the 10 Ulster Defence Regiment in Belfast and stole rifles and ammunition
  • 1973 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic

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1973 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1974 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
  • 1975 Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
  • 1976 Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30

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1976 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • 1976 Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
  • 1976 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
  • 1977 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • 1977 Rock band KISS release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • 1978 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
  • 1978 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1978 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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1978 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1979 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
  • 1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1979 Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3

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1979 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1979 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people

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1979 NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • 1980 Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener

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1980 Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1981 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
  • 1981 Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
  • 1982 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 1982 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • 1982 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1982 President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
  • 1983 Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
  • 1983 US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
  • 1984 "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1984 Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds
  • 1984 Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
  • 1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
  • 1985 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
  • 1985 On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7

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1986 Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • 1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
  • 1986 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)
  • 1986 Tim Kides of West NY, NJ performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15
  • 1987 In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
  • 1987 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • 1988 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
  • 1988 Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
  • 1988 Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Cooperation Council meeting set for October 16
  • 1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • 1989 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
  • 1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

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1990 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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1991 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

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1991 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 235

  • 1928 Gary Graffman, pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Alfredo Santos Buenaventura, composer
  • 1929 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer (d. 2007)

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1930 Joseph-Desire Kuku NWZA Mobutu Sese Seko, President Zaire (1965-97)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1930 Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin')
  • 1931 Rafael Puyana, Bogota Colombia, baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957)
  • 1931 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician (d. 1986)
  • 1932 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 La Monte Young, Bern Idaho, composer (Composition in 1990)
  • 1938 John Dean III, former White House counsel (Watergate figure)
  • 1938 Empress Farah Diba of Iran
  • 1939 Hugh Delane Thompson, Shreveport LA, PGA golfer (1991 MONY Syracuse)

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1939 Ralph Lauren, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren
  • 1940 Christopher Timothy, British actor (All Creatures Great & Small)

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1940 Sir Cliff Richard, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, English rock vocalist (Suddenly)

  • 1940 Jesse Carlyle Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (1972 Phila Classic)
  • 1940 Pat Finley, Asheville NC, actress (Ellen Hartley-Bob Newhart Show)
  • 1941 Jim Courter, (Rep-R-NJ, 1979- )
  • 1941 Art Shamsky, American baseball player
  • 1942 Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)
  • 1943 Anthony Iannaccone, composer
  • 1943 Lance Rentzel, NFL receiver (Minn, LA)/ex-husband of Joey Heatherton
  • 1943 Noreen Corcoran, actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Udo Kier, Germany, actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)
  • 1945 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)
  • 1946 Justin Hayward, England, vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • 1946 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach
  • 1946 Craig Venter, American biologist
  • 1946 Al Oliver, American baseball player
  • 1946 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • 1947 Charlie Joiner, Many La, NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego)
  • 1947 Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist
  • 1948 Harry Anderson, American actor
  • 1948 David Ruprecht, American game show host
  • 1948 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Katy Manning, English/Australian actress
  • 1949 Katha Pollitt, American writer
  • 1950 Sheila Young Ochowicz, Birmingham Mich, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76)
  • 1951 Marcia Barrett, St Catherine's Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • 1952 Daisy Eshuijs, singer/pianist/composer (Eye to Eye)
  • 1952 Harry Anderson, Newport RI, actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court)
  • 1952 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer/pianist
  • 1952 Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1953 Greg Evigan, South Amboy NJ, actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place)
  • 1953 Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)
  • 1953 Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1953 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981)
  • 1953 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer
  • 1954 Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist

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1956 Beth Daniel, Charleston South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1957 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, PhD/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
  • 1957 Karen Permezel, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Michel Després, Quebec politician
  • 1958 Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)
  • 1959 A J Pero, drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1960 John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1960 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • 1961 Melanie Wilson, actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers)
  • 1961 Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer
  • 1962 Shahar Perkiss, Israel, tennis star
  • 1962 Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player
  • 1963 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • 1963 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
  • 1964 Joe Girardi, Peoria IL, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1964 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • 1964 Olu Oguibe, American artist
  • 1965 Karyn White, singer
  • 1965 Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower
  • 1965 Constantine Koukias, Australian composer
  • 1967 Arleen Sorkin, actress (Days of Our Lives, America's Funniest Videos)
  • 1967 Dave Hajek, Roseville CA, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1967 Sylvain Lefebvre, Richmond, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Pat Kelly, American baseball player
  • 1967 Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
  • 1968 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1968 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • 1968 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1968 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • 1968 Johnny Goudie, American musician
  • 1969 Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • 1969 P J Brown, NBA center/forward (NJ Nets, Miami Heat)
  • 1969 David Strickland, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1970 Daniela Pestova, [Chameleon], Prague Czech, model (1995 SI/L'Oreal)
  • 1970 Jim Jackson, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phila 76ers)
  • 1970 Nina Kemppel, Anchorage Alaska, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970 Jon Seda, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1970 Pär Zetterberg, Swedish football player
  • 1971 Derrick Rodgers, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Frank Wycheck, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1971 Jorge Costa, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 J J Smith, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 Nelson Van waes, CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Shawn Banks, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1973 Lasha Zhvania, Georgian politician

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Famous Deaths


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