On This Day

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, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • John Tarrant, 1st Australian born Zen teacher, born in Tasmania, Australia

Famous Deaths

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