What happened on August 14? There are more than 287 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About August 14

August 14 In HistoryAugust 14 is the 226th day of the year 2022. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 32nd week of the year 2022.

On this day in Tippo, Mississippi 38962 sunrise occured at 06:22 AM and sunset occured at 07:48 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Leo. The modern birthstone for this month is Peridot while the mystical birthstone is Diamond.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 161 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 22, 2023).

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Historical Events For August 14

  • 1183
    Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
  • 1385
    Portuguese Crisis of 1383–1385: Battle of Aljubarrota – Portuguese forces commanded by King João I and his general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King Juan I.
  • 1592
    Imjin War: Battle of Hansando Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island.
  • 1598
    Nine Years War: Battle of the Yellow Ford – Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
  • 1816
    the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
  • 1842
    Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
  • 1848
    Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
  • 1880
    Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
  • 1885
    Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
  • 1888
    An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London.
  • 1893
    France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
  • 1897
    Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 1900
    The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1911
    United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye’s death.
  • 1912
    United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
  • 1916
    Romania declares war on Austro-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I
  • 1921
    Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
  • 1933
    Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acre.
  • 1935
    United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
  • 1936
    Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
  • 1937
    Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when 6 Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases.
  • 1941
    World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
  • 1945
    Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan standard time).
  • 1947
    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1959
    Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
  • 1967
    UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
  • 1969
    Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 1974
    The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
  • 1980
    Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
  • 1987
    All the children held at Kia Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
  • 1996
    Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
  • 2003
    Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2006
    Chencholai bombing in which 61 Tamil girls are killed in Sri Lankan Airforce bombing.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

Who Were Born On August 14?

  • 1297
    Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)
  • 1473
    Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
  • 1479
    Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
  • 1575
    Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
  • 1586
    William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
  • 1599
    Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671)
  • 1625
    François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)
  • 1642
    Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • 1653
    Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
  • 1688
    Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (d. 1740)
  • 1714
    Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
  • 1727
    Princess Anne Henriette of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
  • 1727
    Princess Marie Louise Élisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
  • 1740
    Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
  • 1758
    Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1777
    Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
  • 1777
    Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist (d. 1851)
  • 1817
    Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1840
    Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German psychologist (d. 1902)
  • 1847
    Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
  • 1851
    Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)
  • 1851
    Yannoulis Chalepas, Greek sculptor (d. 1938)
  • 1857
    Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • 1863
    Ernest Thayer, American poet (d. 1940)
  • 1865
    Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)
  • 1866
    Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
  • 1867
    Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
  • 1867
    John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1933)
  • 1871
    Guangxu Emperor, Qing Emperor of China (d. 1908)
  • 1876
    Aleksandar Obrenović, King of Serbia (d. 1903)
  • 1881
    Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)
  • 1882
    Gisela Richter, British-born art historian (d. 1972)
  • 1892
    Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (d. 1988)
  • 1893
    Francis Dvornik, Czech historian (d. 1975)
  • 1895
    Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1901
    Alice Rivaz, Swiss writer (d. 1998)
  • 1908
    Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (d. 1984)
  • 1910
    Pierre Schaeffer, French composer (d. 1995)
  • 1910
    Willy Ronis, French photographer (d. 2009)
  • 1913
    Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1916
    Fumio Fujimura, Japanese baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1916
    Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • 1923
    Diodoros, Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Georges Prêtre, French conductor
  • 1924
    Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor
  • 1924
    Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure (d. 1981)
  • 1924
    Sverre Fehn, Norwegian architect (d. 2009)
  • 1925
    Russell Baker, American columnist
  • 1926
    Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Buddy Greco, American singer and pianist
  • 1926
    Lina Wertmüller, Italian film director
  • 1926
    René Goscinny, French comic-strip author (d. 1977)
  • 1929
    Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
  • 1930
    Earl Weaver, American baseball manager
  • 1932
    Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1935
    John Brodie, American football player
  • 1936
    Trevor Bannister, British actor (d. 2011)
  • 1940
    Dash Crofts, American musician
  • 1940
    Galen Hall, American football coach
  • 1941
    Connie Smith, American singer
  • 1941
    David Crosby, American musician
  • 1941
    Lynne Cheney, American political figure
  • 1942
    Jackie Oliver, British Formula One driver
  • 1942
    Lionel Morton, musician and television presenter
  • 1945
    Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
  • 1945
    Wim Wenders, German-born film director
  • 1946
    Antonio Fargas, American actor
  • 1946
    Larry Graham, American musician
  • 1946
    Susan Saint James, American actress
  • 1947
    Bruce Nash, American television producer
  • 1947
    Danielle Steel, American novelist
  • 1947
    Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese manga artist
  • 1947
    Maddy Prior, British folk singer
  • 1947
    Peter Christian, British actor
  • 1948
    Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • 1949
    Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • 1949
    Morten Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1950
    Gary Larson, American cartoonist (The Far Side)
  • 1951
    Norbert Hofmann, German footballer
  • 1951
    Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • 1951
    Slim Dunlap, American guitarist and singer-songwriter
  • 1952
    Carl Lumbly, American actor
  • 1952
    Debbie Meyer, American swimmer
  • 1953
    Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
  • 1953
    James Horner, American composer
  • 1954
    Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (d. 2009)
  • 1954
    Stanley McChrystal, American general
  • 1956
    Andy King, English footballer
  • 1956
    Jackée Harry, American actress
  • 1956
    Johnny Lever, Indian actor
  • 1956
    Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
  • 1957
    Gino Hernandez, American professional wrestler (d. 1986)
  • 1957
    Peter Costello, Australian politician
  • 1958
    Bobby Eaton, American professional wrestler
  • 1959
    Frank Brickowski, American basketball player
  • 1959
    Magic Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1959
    Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
  • 1960
    Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • 1960
    Fred Roberts, Basketball player
  • 1960
    Sarah Brightman, British soprano
  • 1960
    Sharon Bryant, American R&B singer
  • 1961
    “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1961
    Susan Olsen, American actress
  • 1962
    Mark Gubicza, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1964
    Neal Anderson, American football player
  • 1965
    Brannon Braga, writer and executive producer of 24, Star Trek, and FlashForward
  • 1965
    Emmanuelle Béart, French actress
  • 1965
    Mark Collins, English guitarist
  • 1966
    Halle Berry, American actress
  • 1966
    Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
  • 1967
    Erik Gandini, Italian-Swedish director
  • 1968
    Adrian Lester, British actor
  • 1968
    Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
  • 1968
    Catherine Bell, American actress
  • 1968
    Darren Clarke, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1968
    Pravin Amre, Indian cricketer
  • 1969
    DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001)
  • 1969
    Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
  • 1969
    Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut
  • 1970
    Kevin Cadogan, guitarist and songwriter
  • 1971
    Mark Loretta, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1971
    Raoul Bova, Italian actor
  • 1972
    Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist
  • 1972
    Yu Jae-seok, South Korean entertainer
  • 1973
    Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
  • 1973
    Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
  • 1973
    Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
  • 1973
    Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer
  • 1974
    Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1974
    Christopher Gorham, American actor
  • 1974
    Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • 1975
    Mike Vrabel, American football player
  • 1976
    Alex Albrecht, American actor
  • 1976
    Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
  • 1976
    Steve Braun, Canadian actor
  • 1977
    Ed Harcourt, UK singer, songwriter
  • 1977
    Elisavet Mystakidou, Greek taekwondo practitioner and Olympic medalist
  • 1977
    Juan Pierre, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
  • 1978
    Greg Rawlinson, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1978
    Kate Ritchie, Australian actress
  • 1979
    Paul Burgess, Australian athlete
  • 1979
    Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director
  • 1980
    Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
  • 1980
    Roy Williams, American football player
  • 1981
    Earl Barron, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Julius Jones, American football player
  • 1981
    Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Matthew Etherington, English footballer
  • 1983
    Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian/British tennis player
  • 1983
    Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
  • 1983
    Spencer Pratt,American socialite
  • 1984
    Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Giorgio Chiellini, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Nick Grimshaw, British radio DJ and television presenter
  • 1984
    Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player
  • 1985
    Christian Gentner, German footballer
  • 1985
    Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Shea Weber, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986
    Cameron Jerome, English footballer
  • 1986
    Terin Humphrey, American gymnast
  • 1987
    Chrystina Sayers, American singer and dancer (Girlicious)
  • 1987
    James Buckley, English actor
  • 1987
    Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy
  • 1988
    Shahd Barmada, Syrian singer
  • 1989
    Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990
    Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer

Who Died On August 14?

  • 582
    Tiberius II Constantine
  • 1040
    Duncan I of Scotland
  • 1167
    Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne
  • 1204
    Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182)
  • 1390
    John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
  • 1430
    Philip I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1404)
  • 1433
    King John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
  • 1464
    Pope Pius II (b. 1405)
  • 1573
    Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
  • 1691
    Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
  • 1704
    Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
  • 1727
    William Croft, English composer (b. 1678)
  • 1774
    Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
  • 1784
    Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
  • 1856
    Constant Prévost, French geologist (b. 1787)
  • 1860
    André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
  • 1870
    David Farragut, American officer of the United States Navy (b. 1801)
  • 1874
    Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (b. 1821)
  • 1905
    Simeon Solomon, British artist (b. 1840)
  • 1909
    William Stanley, American inventor and engineer (b. 1829)
  • 1926
    John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • 1928
    Alfred Henschke, German writer, poet (b. 1890)
  • 1938
    Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer (b. 1876)
  • 1941
    Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1854)
  • 1941
    Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • 1943
    Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1943
    Lore Berger, Swiss writer (b. 1921)
  • 1951
    William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate (b. 1863)
  • 1954
    Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek resistance figure (b. 1901)
  • 1955
    Herbert Putnam, American librarian (b. 1861)
  • 1956
    Bertolt Brecht, German writer (b. 1898)
  • 1958
    Frédéric Joliot, French physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1958
    Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 1964
    Johnny Burnette, American Rockabilly singer (b. 1934)
  • 1965
    Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (b. 1911)
  • 1966
    Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (b. 1881)
  • 1967
    Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • 1972
    Jules Romains, French author (b. 1885)
  • 1972
    Oscar Levant, American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1978
    Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
  • 1980
    Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and model (b. 1960)
  • 1981
    Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
  • 1981
    Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
  • 1982
    Patrick Magee, Irish actor (b. 1922)
  • 1984
    J. B. Priestley, British playwright (b. 1894)
  • 1984
    Spud Davis, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1985
    Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1988
    Enzo Ferrari, Italian car maker (b. 1898)
  • 1988
    Robert Calvert, South African singer (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)
  • 1988
    Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 1989
    Ricky Berry, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 1991
    Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
  • 1992
    John Sirica, American judge (b. 1904)
  • 1992
    Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (b. 1928)
  • 1994
    Elias Canetti, British-born Austrian novelist (b. 1905)
  • 1996
    Solomos Solomou, Greek Cypriot refugee (murdered) (b. 1970)
  • 1996
    Tom Mees, American sportscaster (b. 1949)
  • 1999
    Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2000
    Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • 2000
    Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • 2001
    Earl Anthony, professional bowler (b. 1938)
  • 2002
    Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2003
    Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)
  • 2004
    Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)
  • 2005
    Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2007
    Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (b. 1940)
  • 2007
    Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli politician (b. 1939)
  • 2007
    Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2010
    Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2010
    Rallis Kopsidis, Greek writer (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
  • 2011
    Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)

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