On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Smith, American singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons), born in Elkhart, Indiana
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Famous Deaths

  • Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
  • Paul Sabatier, French chemist (Nobel 1912 - improving the hydrogenation of organic species in the presence of metals), dies at 86
  • Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)