What Happened on August 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Military coup in Syria under colonel Sami Hinnawi

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher

Famous Deaths

  • Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
  • Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death