On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"A Place in the Sun", directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1952)

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy), born in New York City, New York

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst