On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "It is raining plastic," survey published, plastic found in 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado by the US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey
  • American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence
  • French woman Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a major match in a European men's tournament - UEFA Super Cup Chelsea vs Liverpool in Istanbul
  • Iowa congressman Steve King says without rape and incest "“Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" in video for "The Des Moines Register"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly criticizes India for revoking Kashmir's special status and putting it under lockdown in address in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan

Famous Deaths

  • Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), dies at 84