What happened this day in history August 14

What are the important events that happened on August 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 14: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 14 is the 226th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 1, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 469,992 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosahexagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 180 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,888 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 14 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1900
    The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
  • 1969
    Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
  • 1980
    Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1867
    John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1933)
  • 1876
    Aleksandar Obrenović, King of Serbia (d. 1903)
  • 1945
    Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
  • 1949
    Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • 1952
    Carl Lumbly, American actor
  • 1960
    Sarah Brightman, British soprano
  • 1961
    “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1965
    Mark Collins, English guitarist
  • 1966
    Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
  • 1976
    Steve Braun, Canadian actor

Who died on August 14?

  • 1390
    John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
  • 1941
    Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1854)
  • 1958
    Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 1965
    Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (b. 1911)
  • 1981
    Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • 2002
    Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2007
    Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli politician (b. 1939)
  • 2010
    Rallis Kopsidis, Greek writer (b. 1929)
  • 2011
    Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)

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