On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 2021

Historical Events

  • 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes south-west Haiti near city of Les Cayes, killing at least 2,200 people, injuring many more and destroying 52,000 homes
  • Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert throws a no-hitter in his MLB debut, defeating San Diego Padres, 7-0 in Phoenix; record equalling 8th no-hitter of the season
  • Calder Fire, near Lake Tahoe, begins in California, goes on to destroy 1000 structures and over 218,000 acres [1]
  • It rains for the first time at Greenland ice sheets' highest point, at Summit Station research facility, above freezing conditions create some melting for 337,000 square miles of ice [1]
  • Spain records its highest ever temperature of 47.2C (117F) in Montoro, C√≥rdoba [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Igor Oistrakh, Soviet-Russian concert violinist (Wieniawski Competition, 1952), and educator (Moscow Conservatory, Brussels Royal Conservatory), dies at 90
  • R. Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), music educator, and environmentalist, dies of complications Alzheimer's disease at 88
2021 Highlights

About August 14, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo