Historical Events on May 14 (Part 2)

  • 2000 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama

Laureus Awards

2002 Laureus World Sports Awards, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Jennifer Capriati; Team: Australian Men's National Cricket team

  • 2002 Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.
  • 2004 The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun
  • 2005 Former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the US Navy, deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. Largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.


2005 Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood

Event of Interest

2006 René Préval sworn in as President of Haiti for the second time

  • 2010 The 51,700 seat Aviva Stadium is officially opened on the site of the famous old Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin by Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowan
  • 2011 56th Eurovision Song Contest: Ell & Nikki for Azerbaijan wins singing "Running Scared" in Dusseldorf
  • 2011 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (88,643): Manchester City beats Stoke City, 1-0; Yaya Touré scores 74' winner; Citizens' 5th title
  • 2012 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons agree to end mass hunger strike
  • 2012 Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye
  • 2013 Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage

Historic Publication

2013 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel "Americanah" is published

Historic Publication

2013 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

  • 2016 61st Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins singing "1944"

Sports History

2016 Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the move "Backflip" in competition

PGA Players Championship

2017 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: 21 year old South Korean Kim Si-woo shoots final round 69 to win by 3 strokes ahead of Louis Oosthuizen and Ian Poulter

  • 2018 Arsenal finish EPL season in 6th place on 63 points; fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1997
  • 2018 Boulder City Council in Colorado votes to ban assault weapons
  • 2018 Chinese mountain climber and double amputee Xia Boyu reaches the summit of Mt Everest
  • 2018 Indian politician Shashi Tharoor is charged by police with driving his wife to commit suicide

Film & TV History

2018 Melania Trump, wife of US President Donald Trump, is treated in hospital for a benign kidney condition

  • 2018 Successful memory transfer in snails achieved by scientists from University of California published in journal "eNeuro"
  • 2018 US Supreme Court strikes down federal law banning sports gambling in most states
  • 2019 Huge protests closes schools in Kashmir after the rape of a three-year-old girl
  • 2019 San Francisco is the first city to vote to ban use of facial recognition
  • 2019 Steve Bullock, US Governor of Montana announces his run for Presidential office
  • 2019 Wikipedia confirms China has banned all versions of its site
  • 2020 Former pandemic agency head Rick Bright testifies to a US House Committee "without better planning, 2020 could be the darkest winter in modern history"
  • 2020 Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 300,000 with 4.4 million confirmed infections
  • 2022 18 year-old gunman kills 10 people and wounds three at a Tops supermarket in east Buffalo, New York, in a racially motivating attack [1]
  • 2022 Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine singing "Stefania" win the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy
  • 2022 Surrealist artist Man Ray's photograph "Le Violon d'Ingres" sells for $12.4 million, making it the most expensive ever sold at auction [1]
  • 2022 US records one million COVID-19 deaths, with The White House ordering flags to fly at half mast through the weekend [1]
  • 2023 Cyclone Mocha makes landfall on Rakhine coast, Myanmar, near southern border of Bangladesh with at least 400 killed. Second strongest storm on record in the North Indian Ocean. [1]
  • 2023 Thai General Election: Military-backed government loses out to other parties with the Move Forward Party securing 36% of the vote [1]