On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 2019

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
  • "The 1619 Project" produced by Nikole Hannah-Jones, to examine legacy of slavery in America, launched in "The New York Times Magazine"
  • 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"

Sports History

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


Famous Deaths

  • Ivo Malec, Croat-French composer (Miniatures pour Lewis Carroll; Lumina), dies at 94
  • Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), dies at 84
2019 Highlights

About August 14, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo