On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 2019

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Booker Prize awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other", Evaristo 1st black woman to win

  • British Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Pakistan to begin a 5-day royal tour
  • Hundreds of forest fires break out in western Lebanon, killing three and prompting calls for international help
  • Nobel prize for Economics awarded to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for research on ways to fight poverty

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Spain's Supreme Court jails nine Catalan separatist leaders for sedition for 2017 independence referendum, prompting violent clashes in Barcelona

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Bloom, American literary critic, 'the most notorious literary critic in America' dies at 89
  • Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), takes her own life at 25
2019 Highlights

About October 14, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra