On This Day

Historical Events on October 14 (Part 2)

  • 1995 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • 1995 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
  • 1996 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • 1996 Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
  • 1996 Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds)
  • 1997 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1998 NY Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
  • 1998 Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1998 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2

Sports History

2001 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 58 points from David Coulthard; takes out Japanese GP at Suzuka for 9th win of the season

  • 2002 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1

Sports History

2003 Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series

  • 2006 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0

Film & TV History

2007 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

Music History

2009 Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo is awarded the first $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

  • 2012 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria
  • 2013 Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices
  • 2014 Richard Flanagan's novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize
  • 2014 World Health Organization announce Ebola virus death toll at 4,447, and the fatality rate has reached 70%

Historic Event

2014 Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day

  • 2017 Terrorist bomb attack in a truck in Mogadishu, Somalia leaves at more than 300 dead and hundreds injured

Film & TV History

2017 Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape

Important Vote

2017 Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum

  • 2018 Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai becomes only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scores 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League
  • 2018 Flash floods in Aude region, France kill at least 10 people
  • 2019 British Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Pakistan to begin a 5-day royal tour

Historic Event

2019 Booker Prize awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other", Evaristo 1st black woman to win

  • 2019 Spain's Supreme Court jails nine Catalan separatist leaders for sedition for 2017 independence referendum, prompting violent clashes in Barcelona
  • 2019 Nobel prize for Economics awarded to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for research on ways to fight poverty
  • 2019 Hundreds of forest fires break out in western Lebanon, killing three and prompting calls for international help

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 French president Emmanuel Macron announces a public health emergency and a curfew of 9 pm for nine cities due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Historic Event

2020 A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York

  • 2020 Details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor created by scientists at the University of Rochester, NY, published in "Nature" [1]
  • 2021 Record price for a Banksy artwork paid of 18.5 million pounds ($25.4 million) for "Love is in the Bin", that was famously shredded on purchase in 2018 [1]