On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California

Famous Deaths

  • Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68
  • Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • Henri-Edouard-Prosper Breuil, priest/archaeologist, dies