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Historical Events of August 14 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 14:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 14 is the 226th
(Two-hundredth twentieth sixth) day of the year.

There are 139 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

He who does not know the truth is ignorant; but he who knows it and denies it, he is a criminal.

— Bertolt Brecht
German playwright (died August 14, 1956)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 14 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1084: El Cid, commanding the army of the Taifa of Zaragoza, defeats the coalition of King Al-Mundir of Lérida and Sancho Ramírez of Aragón in the battle of Morella.
  • 1227: Fernando III el Santo, King of Castile, and the Archbishop of Toledo, Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, lay the first stone for the rebuilding of the Cathedral of Toledo.
  • 1385: in the battle of Aljubarrota, the troops of Juan I of Castile are defeated by the forces of Juan de Avís, for which the latter becomes Juan I, king of Portugal.
  • 1415: Don Duarte and Enrique the Navigator conquer the city of Ceuta.
  • 1502: in Punta Caxinas, today Punta Castilla, in the Bay of Trujillo (Honduras) the first Catholic mass is celebrated on the mainland of the American continent.
  • 1556: in China, near Canton, the Portuguese settle and found Macao.
  • 1566: In Flanders, groups of Protestants, led by their Calvinist preachers, set out to destroy religious statues in major churches during the Beeldenstorm.
  • 1598: the Casa-Lonja is inaugurated in Seville, which later became the General Archive of the Indies.
  • 1682: Queen Mariana of Austria donates Loyola’s palace to the Society of Jesus.
  • 1791: the rebellion of the slaves of Saint Domingue, a former French colony, began, culminating 12 years later with the founding of the Republic of Haiti.
  • 1808: in Zaragoza, the French invaders – after their defeat in the Battle of Bailén – raise the first siege.
  • 1830: in Riobamba (Ecuador), the first constituent assembly is created.
  • 1835: Jacob Perkins obtains a patent on a machine to obtain ice.
  • 1843: in Florida, the rebellion of the Seminole Indians is crushed by the government after seven years of resistance.
  • 1881: in Cuba, the doctor Carlos Finlay manages to demonstrate that the transmitting agent of yellow fever is the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
  • 1900: in Beijing, the troops of Admiral Edward Seymour liberate the European legations, besieged for 55 days by the Boxers.
  • 1901: In the United States, a device built by the aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead manages to rise to 15 meters and travel a distance of 800 meters.
  • 1908: in Springfield (Illinois) race riots involve the army.
  • 1910: 8 kilometers of the canal between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea are inaugurated in Panama.
  • 1912: In Nicaragua, US forces intervene, at the request of President Adolfo Díaz, to quell the popular uprising that threatened to overthrow him.
  • 1913: in Los Angeles (United States) the longest water pipe in the world is inaugurated, more than 400 km long.
  • 1914: Japan declares war on Germany.
  • 1919: the new Reich Constitution comes into force in Germany.
  • 1920: the VII Olympic Games are inaugurated in Antwerp, after an eight-year hiatus imposed by the First World War.
  • 1924: In Bahía Blanca, Argentina, the Club Villa Miter is founded.
  • 1931: in Spain, Julián Besteiro is elected president of the Constituent Courts of the Second Spanish Republic, after the official opening of the sessions.
  • 1932: in Italy, Guglielmo Marconi develops the first device for ultrashort waves.
  • 1935: The Social Security Act (‘Social Security Act’) comes into force in the United States, thanks to the efforts of President Roosevelt.
  • 1936: the Legion, under the command of Juan Yagüe, occupies Badajoz. During the night, and the morning of the next day, the Badajoz Massacre takes place.
  • 1939: the film Tango Noche, starring Pola Negri, is premiered in Barcelona.
  • 1941: Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, signs the Atlantic Charter with Franklin D. Roosevelt, which includes the interests of both nations regarding the treatment of allied, enemy and neutral nations during World War II.
  • 1945: in the framework of World War II, the Japanese government surrenders after the invasion of Soviet forces (in Manchuria) and the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs.
  • 1947: India and Pakistan become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1947: in León (Nicaragua), the Gritería Chiquita is held for the first time, at the initiative of Bishop Isidro Augusto Oviedo y Reyes, to calm the eruption of the Cerro Negro volcano, which had been active for two weeks, and has been held ever since in that city on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
  • 1947: The United States forgives Italy the payments corresponding to the peace treaty.
  • 1949: in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Christian Democrats – led by Konrad Adenauer – win the elections.
  • 1949: the President of the Syrian Republic, Husni Zaim, and the President of the Council, Bazari, are shot and replaced by Hachem el-Atasí and Sammi Hinnawi.
  • 1952: the first Spanish ship since 1936 arrives in a British port.
  • 1952: Germany and Japan join the IMF.
  • 1953: in Tiriez (Albacete) a town and a Roman necropolis are discovered.
  • 1958: off Ireland, the crash of a Dutch Superconstellation plane kills 99 people.
  • 1959: diplomatic relations between Jordan and the United Arab Republic are reestablished.
  • 1960: Australian motorist Jack Brabham is proclaimed Formula 1 champion driving a Cooper-Climax.
  • 1961: in the Madrid metro two trains collide with a balance of 134 injured.
  • 1964: the Soviet Union warns Turkey about any new intervention in Cyprus.
  • 1967: the Spanish writer Fernando Arrabal is released on bail.
  • 1968: the 1960 banditry and terrorism law is reestablished in Spain.
  • 1968: in the city of Montevideo (Uruguay) the student leader Líber Arce is assassinated.
  • 1969: at 207 and 213 meters underground, in the Nevada test range (102 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 6:30 local time, the United States detonates the atomic bombs Spider 1 and Spider 2 ( of 1 kiloton each). They are the 629 and 630 bombs of the 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1969: UK troops land in Northern Ireland.
  • 1974: at 430 meters underground, in the Nevada test range (102 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 6:00 a.m. local time, the United States detonates its atomic bomb No. 825, Puye, de 8 kilotons.
  • 1976: in Almería (Spain), the Civil Guard murders a young man who was going to do a graffiti.
  • 1977: Spain adheres to the Protocol for the Expansion of the Status of Refugees.
  • 1978: in Romania, Hua Guofeng (head of the Chinese Communist Party) begins his first trip to Europe.
  • 1979: Mauritania renounces the Sahara and recognizes the Polisario Front as the representative of the Saharawi people.
  • 1979: the Spanish police kill Pedro Tabanera Pérez, one of the most wanted members of GRAPO.
  • 1980: Jimmy Carter is designated candidate to the presidency of the United States by the Democratic Party, after the retirement of Edward Kennedy.
  • 1982: Iranian forces launch an offensive against Iraq, coinciding with the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
  • 1983: the campaign of civil disobedience to the military regime of Zia ul-Haq begins in Pakistan.
  • 1983: American athletes win 24 medals at the World Cup in Athletics.
  • 1985: in Argentina the first phase of the trial against the last three military junta concludes.
  • 1985: 183 meters underground, in the Nevada test range (102 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 5:00 a.m. local time, the United States detonates its atomic bomb No. 1032 Cebrero, of 20 kilotons.
  • 1988: Jorge Martínez Aspar is proclaimed world champion of motorcycling in the 125 cc category.
  • 1989: in South Africa, the president Pieter Botha announces the resignation of him, after a hard dispute with Frederick de Klerk, designated the successor of him.
  • 1992: in Kabul (Afghanistan), thousands of people try to escape from the city, bombed by the leader of the fundamentalists, Hezbi Islami.
  • 1992: in Mbale (Uganda) at 12:40 UTC a meteorite of about 190 kg falls in an area of ​​3 × 7 km. A 3-gram fragment pierces a banana tree and hits a teenager on the head, harmlessly. It is the second known case of a person struck by a stone from space (the first was the Hodges meteorite, on November 30, 1954, in the United States).
  • 1996: in Arequipa, on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the city, a firecracker is unintentionally activated on the Grau bridge, instantly hitting a high-voltage cable, detaching it in the middle of a crowd waiting to see a fire show artificial. 35 people died from the electric shock caused by the impact.
  • 1996: in Amsterdam (Netherlands) the Amsterdam Arena stadium is inaugurated.
  • 1998: in Argentina, under the government of Carlos Saúl Menem, the judges of the highest levels decide to “close the gap” (close) the investigations into the disappeared during the dictatorship.
  • 2000: Bill Clinton presents presidential candidate Al Gore as a man with a “track record” in the face of George Bush’s inexperience.
  • 2000: the Episcopal Council of the Russian Orthodox Church decides to canonize Nicholas II and his family due to his resignation to his death.
  • 2000: British and French authorities suspend all Concorde flights after the catastrophe that killed 113 people three weeks earlier.
  • 2000: the United Nations Security Council requests the Secretary General to create an independent special court to prosecute those responsible for the serious human rights violations committed in the territory of Sierra Leone since November 30, 1996, giving step to the formation of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
  • 2001: An experimental plane from NASA, powered by photovoltaic solar energy, breaks the world record for flight height.
  • 2002: the largest floating structure in the world, built by the Spanish groups FCC and Dragados, leaves for Monaco in the bay of Algeciras. The dock, 350 meters long and 19 meters high, has 400 parking spaces, a port for pleasure boats and facilities for docking cruise ships of more than 200 meters in length.
  • 2003: the largest “blackout” in history. A power outage affects some states in the northeastern United States and part of Canada, affecting cities such as New York and Toronto.
  • 2003: in France, the government admits that the heat wave has claimed 3,000 victims, although much higher figures are handled in health centers.
  • 2003: the United Nations Security Council approves an assistance mission for Iraq, with a duration of twelve months.
  • 2004: in the Sunni city of Samarra (Iraq) at least 50 civilians lose their lives due to the bombing of the American aviation.
  • 2004: in Burundi, Hutu rebels claim the massacre of more than a hundred Congolese Tutsis.
  • 2004: in Florida, Hurricane Charley leaves fifteen dead and extensive material damage in its wake.
  • 2004: Turkish weightlifter Narcan Taylan achieves the world record snatch of less than 48 kilos at the Olympic Games in Athens.
  • 2004: in Athens, the Brazilian women’s basketball team achieves, against Japan, the scoring record in the Olympic Games: 128-62, and equals the maximum points difference: 66.
  • 2005: crash of Helios Airways Flight 522.
  • 2006: The Lebanon War ends, a conflict that affected Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights for 34 days.
  • 2015: the United States embassy opens in Havana (Cuba).
  • 2015: in Ecuador, the Cotopaxi Volcano enters a yellow alert after witnessing explosions with ash emissions, after 138 years of inactivity.
  • 2015: Melanie Martinez releases her debut album Cry Baby.
  • 2016: in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk sets a new world record in the 400 meter sprint with 43’03, surpassing that of Michael Johnson.
  • 2017: Colombia’s third private television channel, Channel 1, is born in Colombia.
  • 2018: In Genoa (Italy) part of the Morandi bridge collapses, causing more than thirty deaths.
  • 2018: In Barranquilla (Colombia) the Window to the World monument is inaugurated.
  • 2018: Aurora Díaz is eliminated from the Pasapalabra contest due to her long tenure in The Blue Chair.
  • 2020 First word between Gr and Ma. (Colombia) (Italy) (Venezuela)
  • 2020 Bayern Munich defeats FC Barcelona 8-2 in the framework of the Champions League played in Portugal.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 14 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1297: Hanazono Tennō, Japanese emperor (d. 1348).
  • 1340: Robert III, Scottish King (d. 1406).
  • 1473: Margarita Pole, Catholic Blessed and English Countess (d. 1541).
  • 1502: Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Belgian painter (d. 1550).
  • 1530: Giambattista Benedetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1590).
  • 1552: Paolo Sarpi, Italian theologian (d. 1623).
  • 1642: Cosimo III de Medici, Italian Duke (d. 1723).
  • 1688: Frederick William I, Prussian King (d. 1740).
  • 1714: Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789).
  • 1720: Frederick II of Hesse-Kassel, German landgrave (d. 1785).
  • 1727: Henriette of France, French princess (d. 1752).
  • 1727: Elizabeth of France, French princess (d. 1759).
  • 1733: Jean-François Ducis, French poet (d. 1816).
  • 1737 – Charles Hutton, British mathematician (d. 1823).
  • 1742: Pius VII, Catholic Pope between 1800 and 1823 (f. 1823).
  • 1768: María Rosa Gálvez, Spanish poet (d. 1806).
  • 1770: Mariano Matamoros, Mexican priest and soldier (d. 1814).
  • 1776: Friedrich Tieck, German sculptor (d. 1851).
  • 1777: Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851).
  • 1787: Emmanuel Théaulon, French composer and playwright (d. 1841).
  • 1794: José María Cortina, Argentine military man (d. 1869).
  • 1797: José Santiago Montt Irarrázaval, Chilean lawyer (d. 1843).
  • 1802: Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet and novelist (d. 1838).
  • 1808: Buenaventura Seoane, Peruvian journalist (d. 1870).
  • 1810: Lewis Reeve Gibbes, American physician (d. 1894).
  • 1815: Charles Victor Naudin, French botanist (d. 1899).
  • 1816: Félix Charles Douay, French military man (d. 1879).
  • 1818: Francis of Orleans, French prince (d. 1900).
  • 1818: José María Morales, Argentine military man (d. 1894).
  • 1819: Manuel Alcalde Velasco, Chilean lawyer (d. 1869).
  • 1825: Juan Williams Rebolledo, Chilean sailor (d. 1910).
  • 1826: Eusebio Lillo Robles, Chilean politician and writer (d. 1910).
  • 1832: Casiano Alguacil, Spanish photographer (d. 1914).
  • 1834: Friedrich Goltz, German physiologist (d. 1902).
  • 1836: Walter Besant, British writer (d. 1901).
  • 1838: José Rosas Moreno, Mexican writer, poet and fabulist (d. 1883).
  • 1840: Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German psychiatrist (d. 1922).
  • 1840: Dmitri Písarev, Russian literary critic (d. 1868).
  • 1840: Antoine Duss, Swiss botanist (d. 1924).
  • 1841: Joaquín Vara de Rey, Spanish military (d. 1898).
  • 1842: Jean Gaston Darboux, French mathematician (d. 1917).
  • 1843: Carlos Condell, Chilean military and sailor (d. 1887).
  • 1844: Frances de Orleans, French Duchess (d. 1925).
  • 1848: Margaret Lindsay Huggins, British Irish astronomer (d. 1915).
  • 1850: W. W. Rouse Ball, English mathematician (d. 1925).
  • 1851: Doc Holliday, American gunman assassin (d. 1887).
  • 1851: Clément Cabanettes, French military man (d. 1910).
  • 1854: Pedro Videla, Chilean sailor (d. 1879).
  • 1858: Leo Siegfried Kopp, German businessman (d. 1927).
  • 1860: Ernest Thompson Seton, American writer (d. 1946).
  • 1862: Henry of Prussia, Prussian prince (d. 1929).
  • 1865: Pietro Gori, Italian writer and anarchist (d. 1911).
  • 1866: Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962).
  • 1866: Henry Herbert Goddard, American psychologist (d. 1957).
  • 1866: Dmitri Merezhkovski, Russian writer (d. 1941).
  • 1867: John Galsworthy, British novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932 (d. 1933).
  • 1867: John Otterbein Snyder, American ichthyologist (d. 1943).
  • 1868: José Mardones, Spanish singer (d. 1932).
  • 1868: Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer (d. 1944).
  • 1869: Armas Järnefelt, Finnish composer (d. 1958).
  • 1870: Nelson McDowell, American actor (d. 1947).
  • 1873: Constance Titus, American rower (d. 1967).
  • 1875: Eusebio Ayala, Paraguayan lawyer (d. 1942).
  • 1876: Alexander I, King of Serbia (d. 1903).
  • 1876: Sibilla Aleramo, Italian writer (d. 1960).
  • 1877: Alexandre Zelwerowicz, Polish actor (d. 1955).
  • 1878: Georgios Kondilis, Greek military man (d. 1936).
  • 1879: Marcelino Valentín Gamazo, Spanish lawyer (d. 1936).
  • 1879: Vito Alessio Robles, Mexican military man (d. 1957).
  • 1880: Fred Alexander, American tennis player (d. 1969).
  • 1880: Rodolfo Neri Lacunza, Mexican politician (d. 1972).
  • 1880: Viggo Larsen, Danish actor (d. 1957).
  • 1881: Augusto Bracet, Brazilian painter (d. 1960).
  • 1883: Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith, British tennis player (d. 1941).
  • 1884: Manuel Álvarez Rábago, Mexican military (d. 1966).
  • 1884: Arturo Campillo Seyde, Mexican military man (d. 1958).
  • 1884: Ada Hayden, American botanist (d. 1950).
  • 1886: Arthur Jeffrey Dempster, American physicist of Canadian origin (d. 1950).
  • 1887: Rirette Maitrejean, French politician (d. 1968).
  • 1887: Raúl Casal Ribeiro, Paraguayan lawyer (d. 1952).
  • 1887 – Kenelm Lee Guinness, British car driver (d. 1937).
  • 1888: Julio Rey Pastor, Spanish mathematician (d. 1962).
  • 1888: John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer (d. 1946).
  • 1888: Rosa Ramalho, Portuguese ceramist (d. 1977).
  • 1888: Robert Woolsey, American actor (d. 1938).
  • 1888: Emma Zimmer, German concentration camp guard (d. 1948).
  • 1889: Otto Tief, Estonian lawyer (d. 1976).
  • 1889: Willi Münzenberg, German politician (d. 1940).
  • 1890: Francisco Javier Domínguez, Chilean engineer (d. 1988).
  • 1890: José María Labrador, Spanish painter (d. 1977).
  • 1890: Hugo Grove Vallejo, Chilean physician and politician (d. 1966).
  • 1892: Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer (d. 1988).
  • 1894: Joaquín Carreras y Artau, Spanish philosopher (d. 1968).
  • 1895: Amaza Lee Meredith, American architect (d. 1984).
  • 1897 – Floyd Alonzo McClure, American botanist and explorer (d. 1970).
  • 1898: Carlos González Bueno, Spanish physician (d. 1984).
  • 1898: María Luisa Sepúlveda, Chilean singer (d. 1958).
  • 1898: Ferdinand Friedrich Zimmermann, German writer (d. 1967).
  • 1898: Elise Freinet, French pedagogue (d. 1983).
  • 1899: Alma Reville, British actress (d. 1982).
  • 1901: Franz Konwitschny, German conductor and musician (d. 1962).
  • 1901: Carlos Rozas Larraín, Chilean engineer (d. 1970).
  • 1901: Mercedes Comaposada, Spanish feminist and anarcho-syndicalist activist (d. 1994)
  • 1902: Francisco Petrone, Argentine theater director and actor (d. 1967).
  • 1902: Ferdinand Marian, Austrian actor (d. 1946).
  • 1903: Eduardo Mallea, Argentine writer (d. 1982).
  • 1903: Ramón Díaz Sánchez, Venezuelan politician (d. 1968).
  • 1903: Millard Mitchell, American actor (d. 1953).
  • 1903: Kim Chaek, North Korean military man (d. 1951).
  • 1904: León Rosenfeld, Belgian physicist (d. 1974).
  • 1905: Nicolás Cotoner y Cotoner, Spanish military (d. 1996).
  • 1905: Miguel Bucino, Argentine dancer (d. 1973).
  • 1906: Horst P. Horst, German photographer (d. 1999).
  • 1907: Dick Lundy, animator and American film director (d. 1990).
  • 1908: Antonio Bonet Silvestre, Spanish footballer (d. 1993).
  • 1909: Jack Penn, South African writer, physician and sculptor (d. 1996).
  • 1909: Juan Carreño Sandoval, Mexican soccer player (d. 1940).
  • 1909: Georg Martin Schulze, German botanist (d. 1985).
  • 1910: Willy Ronis, French photographer (d. 2009).
  • 1910: Pierre Schaeffér, French composer (f. 1995).
  • 1911: Manuel Magalhaes, Chilean dentist (f. 1996)
  • 1912: Oscar Montañez, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1912: Lúcio Cardoso, Brazilian writer (d. 1968).
  • 1913: Ferruccio Tagliavini, Italian opera singer (d. 1995).
  • 1914: Adolfo Ábalos, Argentine pianist and composer (f. 2008).
  • 1914: Poul Hartling, Danish Prime Minister (d. 2000).
  • 1914: Andrea Leeds, American actress (d. 1984).
  • 1914: Federigo Melis, Italian economic historian (d. 1973).
  • 1915: B. A. Santamaria, Australian journalist (d. 1998).
  • 1916: Jeni Le Gon, American actress (d. 2012).
  • 1918: Manuel J. Castilla, Argentine folk poet and lyricist (d. 1980).
  • 1918: Edith Jiménez, Paraguayan visual artist (d. 2004).
  • 1918: Antonio Núñez Abreu, Spanish footballer (d. 2000).
  • 1918: Héctor Rodríguez, Uruguayan politician (f. 1996).
  • 1919: Alfonso Aparicio, Spanish soccer player (f. 1999).
  • 1920: Eusebio Pérez Martín, prisoner of a Spanish concentration camp (d. 2007).
  • 1920: María Teresa Linares, Cuban musicologist (d. 2021).
  • 1920: Elena Fernández Mel, Spanish literary critic and translator (f. 2006).
  • 1921: Giorgio Strehler, Italian actor (f. 1997).
  • 1921: Julia Hartwig, Polish writer (d. 2017).
  • 1922: Frédéric Rossif, French filmmaker (d. 1990).
  • 1922: Felipe de Lannoy, Belgian aristocrat (d. 2019).
  • 1922: Noé Canjura, Salvadoran painter (d. 1970).
  • 1922: Pepe Guixé, Spanish actor (d. 2016).
  • 1922: Jerónimo Carrera, Venezuelan politician (f. 2013).
  • 1924: Sverre Fehn, Norwegian architect (d. 2009).
  • 1924: Eduardo Fajardo, Spanish actor (f. 2019).
  • 1924: Manuel Díaz y Díaz, Spanish writer and teacher (f. 2008).
  • 1924: Georges Prêtre, French conductor and musician (d. 2017).
  • 1924: Delbert Ray Fulkerson, American mathematician (d. 1976).
  • 1924: Miguel Facussé, Honduran businessman (d. 2015).
  • 1924: Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor (d. 2013).
  • 1925: Russell Baker, American journalist (d. 2019).
  • 1926: René Goscinný, French cartoonist (d. 1977).
  • 1926: Georges Atlas, French actor (d. 1996).
  • 1926: Margot Benacerraf, Venezuelan director.
  • 1926: Bernardo Ochoa, Colombian doctor (d. 2016).
  • 1927: Roger Carel, French actor (d. 2020).
  • 1927: Agostino Coletto, Italian cyclist (d. 2016).
  • 1928: Lina Wertmüller, Italian filmmaker and screenwriter.
  • 1928: Isaac Carrasco, Chilean soccer player (f. 2004).
  • 1928: Orlando Araujo, Venezuelan economist (d. 1987).
  • 1928: Joëlle Bernard, French actress (d. 1977).
  • 1928: Zulma Gray, Argentine actress (d. 2017).
  • 1928: Ramón Gonzálvez Ruiz, historian and Spanish priest (f. 2019).
  • 1928: Gunnar Andersson, Swedish footballer (d. 1969).
  • 1929: Alberto Berco, Argentine actor (d. 2021).
  • 1929: Osvaldo Alfredo Reig, Argentine biologist (d. 1992).
  • 1930: Eddie Costa, American pianist (d. 1962).
  • 1930: Pedro Lombardía, Spanish jurist (d. 1986).
  • 1931: Jaime Ramírez Banda, Chilean soccer player (f. 2003).
  • 1931: Frederic Raphael, American screenwriter.
  • 1931: Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Pakistani politician (d. 2009).
  • 1932: Edward O. Thorp, American mathematician.
  • 1933: Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist, 1991 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry (d. 2021).
  • 1933: Bryce Courtenay, Australian novelist of South African origin (d. 2012).
  • 1934: Lucien Clergue, French photographer (d. 2014).
  • 1934: Calixto Ochoa, Colombian singer (d. 2015).
  • 1934: José Manuel Paredes Grosso, Spanish politician (f. 1996).
  • 1934: André Boniface, French rugby player.
  • 1934: Vernon Dobtcheff, French actor.
  • 1935: Candace Hilligoss, American actress.
  • 1935: Antón Arrufat, Cuban writer.
  • 1936: Rafael Moreno Rojas, Chilean politician (d. 2021).
  • 1936: Aurora Clavel, Mexican actress.
  • 1936: Eugenio Arraiza, researcher and Spanish cultural promoter (d. 2015).
  • 1936: María Teresa Martínez, Guatemalan actress (f. 2020).
  • 1938: Beata Tyszkiewicz, Polish actress.
  • 1938: Rubén Galindo Aguilar, actor and Mexican film director.
  • 1939: José María Vall, Spanish footballer (d. 2018).
  • 1939: Lothar Deplazes, Swiss writer (d. 2015).
  • 1939: Carlos Alberto Silva, Brazilian soccer coach (d. 2017).
  • 1940: Gabriel Cisneros, Spanish politician (d. 2007).
  • 1940: Lila Morillo, Venezuelan singer and actress.
  • 1940: Arístides Royo, Panamanian president between 1978 and 1982.
  • 1940: Arthur Laffer, American economist.
  • 1941: David Crosby, American musician, of the band The Byrds.
  • 1941: Luan Starova, Albanian novelist.
  • 1941: Lynne Cheney, American writer.
  • 1941: Connie Smith, American singer.
  • 1941: Hugo Ruiz Enríquez, Ecuadorian politician.
  • 1941: Jerzy Wilim, Polish footballer (d. 2014).
  • 1942: Francisco Labastida, Mexican economist.
  • 1942: Mara Goyanes, Spanish actress (d. 2006).
  • 1942: Wolfgang Frey, German botanist.
  • 1943: Herman Van Springel, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1943: Ben Sidran, American singer.
  • 1944: Magüi Mira, Spanish actress.
  • 1944: Ramón Araújo, Spanish writer.
  • 1945: Steve Martin, American actor and comedian.
  • 1945: Brenda Benet, American actress (d. 1982).
  • 1945: Wim Wenders, German filmmaker.
  • 1945: Elisa Séiquer, Spanish sculptor (d. 1996).
  • 1945: Luciano Brancoli, Chilean fashion designer (d. 2016).
  • 1946: Larry Graham, American musician.
  • 1946: Susan Saint James, American actress.
  • 1946: Antonio Fargas, American actor.
  • 1947: Danielle Steel, American writer.
  • 1947: Maddy Prior, English singer.
  • 1948: Agustín García Calderón, Salvadoran lawyer.
  • 1948: Rodolfo Beltrán Bravo, Peruvian architect.
  • 1948: Joe Cooke, American basketball player (d. 2006).
  • 1948: Abdul Quader Molla, Bangladeshi politician (d. 2013).
  • 1949: Morten Olsen, Danish footballer and coach.
  • 1949: Tina Romero, Mexican actress.
  • 1949: Bob Backlund, American professional wrestler.
  • 1950: Gary Larson, American cartoonist.
  • 1950: Cuauhtémoc Sandoval Ramírez, Mexican politician and anthropologist (f. 2012).
  • 1950: Peter Guinness, English actor.
  • 1950: Fedia Damianov, Bulgarian canoeist.
  • 1950: Alfredo Vara, Spanish journalist (f. 2018).
  • 1950: François Dupeyron, writer and French film director (d. 2016).
  • 1951: Dulce María Sauri Riancho, Mexican sociologist.
  • 1951: Patricia Stambuk, Chilean journalist.
  • 1951: Ronald Bonilla, Costa Rican poet.
  • 1952: Carl Lumbly, American actor.
  • 1952: Pino D’Angiò, Italian singer.
  • 1952: Alejandro Alonso, Mexican singer.
  • 1952: Kevin Kelly, American journalist.
  • 1952: Edgardo Franzosini, Italian translator.
  • 1952: George Pakos, Canadian footballer.
  • 1952: Peter Fonagy, English psychologist and psychoanalyst.
  • 1953: James Horner, American composer of film music (d. 2015).
  • 1953: Tom DiCillo, American actor.
  • 1953: Rafael López de León, Spanish handball player.
  • 1954: Stanley A. McChrystal, American general.
  • 1954: Christian Gross, Swiss footballer and coach.
  • 1954: Mónica Baltodano, Nicaraguan guerrilla.
  • 1954: Carlos García Camader, Peruvian priest.
  • 1954: Gianroberto Casaleggio, Italian entrepreneur (d. 2016).
  • 1955: Horacio Taicher, Argentine actor (f. 1993).
  • 1955: Gillian Taylforth, British actress.
  • 1955: Carlos Medina Plascencia, Mexican politician.
  • 1955: Jorge Baeza Correa, Chilean sociologist.
  • 1955: Marcia Morey, American swimmer.
  • 1955: Mar Serna, Spanish jurist.
  • 1955: Son Tae-Hwan, a South Korean athlete.
  • 1956 – Rusty Wallace, American stock car driver.
  • 1956: Tony Urbano, Spanish musician (d. 2014).
  • 1956: Jaime Rafael Díaz Ochoa, Mexican politician.
  • 1956: Jaime García Serrano, Colombian mathematical calculator.
  • 1956: Cheryl Chase, American activist.
  • 1956: Julio César Grassi, Argentine priest.
  • 1956: Teresa Surita, Brazilian politician.
  • 1957: José Coronado, Spanish actor.
  • 1957: Alejandro Tommasi, Mexican actor.
  • 1957: Tony Moran, American actor.
  • 1957: Dani Rodrik, Turkish economist.
  • 1957: Caio Blinder, Brazilian journalist.
  • 1958: Eric Heiden, American skater.
  • 1958: Steve Burke, American businessman.
  • 1958: Bobby Eaton, American professional wrestler (d. 2021).
  • 1959: Marcia Gay Harden, American actress.
  • 1959: Earvin Magic Johnson, American basketball player.
  • 1959: Frank Brickowski, American basketball player.
  • 1959: Peter Shor, American mathematician.
  • 1959: Alberto Valdiri, Colombian actor (d. 2014).
  • 1959: Ryszard Komornicki, Polish footballer.
  • 1960: Sarah Brightman, British soprano and actress.
  • 1960: Vicente Latorre, Spanish footballer.
  • 1960: Song Ok-sook, South Korean actress.
  • 1960: Lucinda Dickey, American actress.
  • 1960: Stet Howland, American musician.
  • 1960: Fred Roberts, American basketball player.
  • 1960: Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano.
  • 1961: Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marín, Mexican politician and lawyer.
  • 1961: Satoshi Tsunami, Japanese footballer.
  • 1961: Alba Roversi, Venezuelan actress.
  • 1961: Beatriz Argimón, Uruguayan politician.
  • 1962: Gustavo Alfaro, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1962: Toño Hernández, Spanish footballer.
  • 1962: Pilar Torres, Spanish actress.
  • 1962: Ikililou Dhoinine, Comorian politician.
  • 1962: Steve Reevis, American actor (d. 2017).
  • 1963: Emmanuelle Béart, French actress.
  • 1963: Pablo Squella, Chilean athlete and journalist.
  • 1963: Eduardo Clavero, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1963: Mike Williams, American basketball player.
  • 1963: José Cóceres, Argentine golfer.
  • 1963: Karen Karapetyan, Armenian politician.
  • 1964: Cristi Conaway, American actress and fashion designer.
  • 1964: Bixente Oyarzabal, Spanish footballer.
  • 1964: Nahúm Espinoza, Honduran soccer player.
  • 1964: Andrew Kevin Walker, American screenwriter.
  • 1964: Guillermo Larraín, Chilean economist.
  • 1964: Pallab Kirtania, Indian singer.
  • 1965: Marcelino García Toral, Spanish footballer.
  • 1965: Mark Collins, British musician and guitarist, of the band The Charlatans.
  • 1965: Terry Richardson, American photographer.
  • 1965: Luis Martínez, Venezuelan humorist.
  • 1966: Halle Berry, American actress.
  • 1966: Freddy Rincón, Colombian footballer.
  • 1967: William Prunier, French footballer.
  • 1967: Víctor García Antón, Spanish writer.
  • 1967: Erik Gandini, Swedish film director.
  • 1967: Pedro Luis Cárdenes, Spanish footballer.
  • 1967: Kenji Oba, Japanese footballer.
  • 1968: Catherine Bell, British actress.
  • 1968: Darren Clarke, British golfer.
  • 1968: Claudio Spontón, Argentine footballer.
  • 1968: Adrian Lester, British actor.
  • 1968: Rafael Santos, Peruvian politician.
  • 1968: Onésimo Sánchez, Spanish soccer player and coach.
  • 1968: Julio Catalán Magni, Argentine politician and pilot.
  • 1968: Jason Leonard, British rugby player.
  • 1968: Piet Eckert, Swiss sailor.
  • 1968: Terry Notary, American actor.
  • 1969: David Almandoz, Peruvian actor.
  • 1969: Alejandra Procuna, Mexican actress.
  • 1969: Preston Lacy, American actor.
  • 1969: Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer.
  • 1969: Tracy Caldwell Dyson, American astronaut.
  • 1969: Gustavo Ángel, Colombian actor.
  • 1969: Edgardo Melhem Salinas, Mexican politician.
  • 1970: Slava Dosedel, Czech tennis player.
  • 1970: Renee LaRue, American pornographic actress.
  • 1970: Carlos Germano, Brazilian soccer player and coach.
  • 1971: Luis Alberto Fuentes Rodríguez, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1971: Raoul Bova, Italian actor.
  • 1971: Benito Carbone, Italian footballer and coach.
  • 1971: Edison Mafla, Colombian footballer.
  • 1971: Andrea Peron, Italian cyclist.
  • 1971: Samantha Navarro, Uruguayan singer.
  • 1971: Guia Risari, Italian writer.
  • 1972: Raly Barrionuevo, Argentine singer.
  • 1972: Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist and model.
  • 1972: Ed O’Bannon, American basketball player.
  • 1972: Marco Serpellini, Italian cyclist.
  • 1972: Takako Honda, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1972: Rastislav Tureček, Slovak cyclist.
  • 1972: Laurent Lamothe, Haitian politician.
  • 1972: Cristian Zorzi, Italian skier.
  • 1973: Jared Borgetti, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1973: José Milián, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1973: Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese video game designer of South African origin.
  • 1973: Jay Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1973: Sebastián Ortega, Argentine producer.
  • 1973: Mariano Hood, Argentine tennis player.
  • 1973: Paulino Martínez, Spanish footballer and coach.
  • 1973: Lorena Marlene Cortinas Galván, Mexican actress.
  • 1973: Romane Bohringer, French actress.
  • 1973: Timuçin Esen, Turkish actor.
  • 1974: Chucky Atkins, American basketball player.
  • 1974: Rafael García Torres, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1974: Ana Matronic, American singer, of the band Scissor Sisters.
  • 1974: Christopher Gorham, American actor.
  • 1974: Frederik Peeters, Swiss cartoonist.
  • 1974: Tomer Sisley, French actor.
  • 1974: Ryan Gracie, Brazilian wrestler (f. 2007).
  • 1974: Silvio Horta, American writer and producer (f. 2020).
  • 1974: Yoshinori Matsuda, Japanese footballer.
  • 1975: Valentina Rendón, Colombian actress and singer.
  • 1975: Ricardo Silva Romero, Colombian writer.
  • 1975: Matti Helminen, Finnish cyclist.
  • 1975: Alex Felipe Nery, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1975: Raúl Otxoa, Spanish footballer.
  • 1975: Nicolás Entel, Argentine film directors.
  • 1975: Kang Eui-Kei, South Korean judoka.
  • 1976: Steve Braun, Canadian actor.
  • 1976: Manuel Calvente, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1976: Naoki Hane, Japanese go player.
  • 1976: Fabrizio Donato, Italian athlete.
  • 1977: Alex Righetti, Italian basketball player.
  • 1977: Richie Frahm, American basketball player.
  • 1977: Tonya Verbeek, Canadian fighter.
  • 1977: Ed Harcourt, American singer.
  • 1977: Elisávet Mystakidu, Greek athlete.
  • 1977: Gautam Rode, Indian actor.
  • 1978: Kate Ritchie, Australian actress.
  • 1978: Ivan Ilić, Serbian pianist.
  • 1978: Andrew Pinfold, Canadian cyclist.
  • 1978: Neil Newbon, English actor.
  • 1978: Shanon Shah, Malaysian singer.
  • 1979: Cristian Urbistondo López, Spanish footballer.
  • 1979: Wenceslao Fernández, Peruvian soccer player.
  • 1979: Jérémie Bréchet, French footballer.
  • 1979: Alejandro Escalona, ​​Chilean soccer player.
  • 1979: Karen Martínez, Colombian actress.
  • 1979: Séverine Brémond, French tennis player.
  • 1979: Frederico de Castro Roque dos Santos, Angolan soccer player.
  • 1979: Raül Tortosa, Spanish actor.
  • 1979: Diego Cochas, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1979: Kristof Piechocki, Polish-Australian actor.
  • 1980: Estrella Morente, flamenco singer.
  • 1980: Francisco Delgado Zúñiga, Colombian footballer.
  • 1980: Héber Arriola, Argentine footballer.
  • 1980: Jorge Mercado, Mexican basketball player.
  • 1980: Letheal Cook, American basketball player.
  • 1980: Nick Evans, New Zealand rugby player.
  • 1980: Christoph Schärer, Swiss artistic gymnast.
  • 1981: Matthew Etherington, British footballer.
  • 1981: Anna Carina, Peruvian singer.
  • 1981: Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler.
  • 1981: Juan Manuel Olivera, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1981: Sergei Sosnovsky, Belarusian footballer.
  • 1981: Earl Barron, American basketball player.
  • 1981: Scott Lipsky, American tennis player.
  • 1981: Laura Abalo, Argentine shirt.
  • 1981: Ray William Johnson, American youtuber.
  • 1981: Mario Marchetti, Argentine footballer.
  • 1981: Valentín Pizarro Gómez, Spanish soccer referee.
  • 1981: Jarret Johnson, American football player.
  • 1981: Kaisa Sali, Finnish triathlete.
  • 1982: Dominique Wacalie, Franco-Neo-Caledonian footballer.
  • 1982: Simon Andrews, British motorcycle racer (d. 2014).
  • 1983: Elena Baltacha, British tennis player of Ukrainian origin (d. 2014).
  • 1983: Marimar Vega, Mexican actress.
  • 1983: Mila Kunis, American actress of Ukrainian origin.
  • 1983: Lu Yen-Hsun, Taiwanese tennis player.
  • 1983: Sebastián Marchant, Chilean footballer.
  • 1983: Heiko Westermann, German footballer.
  • 1983: Shwan Jalal, Iraqi footballer.
  • 1983: Spencer Pratt, American celebrity.
  • 1983: Sunidhi Chauhan, Indian singer.
  • 1983: Lauren Sesselmann, Canadian soccer player born in the United States.
  • 1984: Giorgio Chiellini, Italian footballer.
  • 1984: Carl Valeri, Australian footballer.
  • 1984: Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player.
  • 1984: Juan Carlos Toscano, Andorran footballer.
  • 1984: Jorge Cañizares, Cuban soccer player.
  • 1984: Seule Soromon, Vanuatu footballer.
  • 1984: Eva Birnerová, Czech tennis player.
  • 1984: Kazuto Tsuyuki, Japanese footballer.
  • 1984: Naoki Ishihara, Japanese footballer.
  • 1984: Yuliana Zhalniaruk, Belarusian athlete.
  • 1984: Kentaro Sato, Japanese footballer.
  • 1984: Benjamin Lavernhe, French actor.
  • 1985: Ashlynn Brooke, American porn actress.
  • 1985: Carolina Amoroso, Argentine television journalist
  • 1985: Christian Gentner, German footballer.
  • 1985: Guillermo Octavio, Venezuelan soccer player.
  • 1985: Regina Murguía, Mexican actress.
  • 1985: Mauricio Saucedo, Bolivian soccer player.
  • 1985: Wilson Pittoni, Paraguayan footballer.
  • 1985: José Calderón Frías, Panamanian soccer player.
  • 1986: Cameron Jerome, English footballer.
  • 1986: Braian Rodríguez, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1986: Kenny Hasbrouck, American basketball player.
  • 1986: Víctor Hugo Angola, Bolivian soccer player.
  • 1986: Ezequiel Barrionuevo, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1986: Roberto Floriano, German footballer of Italian origin.
  • 1986: Leonardo Pinizzotto, Italian cyclist.
  • 1986: Rainford Kalaba, Zambian footballer.
  • 1986: Siouzana Melikián, Ukrainian-Mexican actress.
  • 1987: David Peralta, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1987: Juan Surraco, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1987: Jacopo Guarnieri, Italian cyclist.
  • 1987: Matteo Rabottini, Italian cyclist.
  • 1987: Jessica Barboza, Venezuelan model.
  • 1987: Johnny Gargano, American professional wrestler.
  • 1987: Sergio García Malfavón, Mexican judoka.
  • 1987: Curt Hansen, American actor.
  • 1987: Ines Nunes, Portuguese water polo player.
  • 1988: Ljubomir Fejsa, Serbian footballer.
  • 1988: Loreto Mauleón, Spanish actress.
  • 1988: Efraín Burgos Jr., Salvadoran soccer player.
  • 1988: Miguel Alba, Argentine footballer.
  • 1988: Anna Smith, British tennis player.
  • 1988: Orlando Santis, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1988: Adri Rodrígues, Andorran footballer.
  • 1988: Juan Góngora, Spanish footballer.
  • 1988: Natalia Pacierpnik, Polish canoeist.
  • 1988: Kota Morimura, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1988: Elise Thorsnes, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1989: Carlos Azócar, Chilean musician.
  • 1989: Ander Herrera, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1989: Manuel Torres Caturla, Spanish footballer.
  • 1989: Walter Fernández Balufo, Spanish footballer.
  • 1989: Fallou Diagné, Senegalese footballer.
  • 1989: Heather Starlet, pornographic actress and American erotic model.
  • 1989: Augustine Rubit, American basketball player.
  • 1989: Hiroaki Okuno, Japanese footballer.
  • 1989: Brandon Brown, American basketball player.
  • 1990: Micaela Castelotti, Argentine actress.
  • 1990: Diego Pizarro, Italian-Peruvian footballer.
  • 1990: Jorge Casillas, Mexican basketball player.
  • 1990: Wouter Wippert, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1990: Eduard Shemetylo, Ukrainian canoeist.
  • 1990: Alex Greven, American basketball player.
  • 1990: Roman Maikin, Russian cyclist.
  • 1990: Marcus Nyman, Swedish judoka.
  • 1990: Viktoria Orsi Toth, Italian volleyball player.
  • 1990: Ana Lorena Sánchez, Mexican actress.
  • 1991: Alessandro Riedle, German footballer.
  • 1991: Natalia Gantimúrova, Russian model.
  • 1991: Laurynas Grigelis, Lithuanian tennis player.
  • 1991: Reggie Hearn, American basketball player.
  • 1991: Charlotte Nicdao, Australian actress.
  • 1991: Sofía Olivera, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1992: Daphne Bozaski, Brazilian actress.
  • 1992: Bárbara López, Mexican actress.
  • 1992: Juan Gabriel Rivas, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1992: Liam Graham, Australian footballer.
  • 1992: Johan Padilla, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1992: Sarah Correa, Brazilian swimmer and model.
  • 1993: Mauro Leguiza, Argentine footballer.
  • 1994: Junki Hata, Japanese footballer.
  • 1994: Pier Graziani, Colombian footballer.
  • 1995: Matías Fernández Cordero, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1995: James Demetriou, Australian footballer.
  • 1995: Nicolás Francese, Argentine footballer.
  • 1995: Daniela Herrera, Colombian model.
  • 1995: Montaigne, Australian singer.
  • 1996: Samuel Grandsir, French footballer.
  • 1996: Neal Maupay, French footballer.
  • 1996: Maximiliano Gómez, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1996: Jon Erasun, Spanish pelotari.
  • 1996: Matteo Moschetti, Italian cyclist.
  • 1996: Emmanuel Morales, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1996: Yante Maten, American basketball player.
  • 1996: José Machín, Equatorial Guinean footballer.
  • 1997: Julia Bergshoeff, Dutch model.
  • 1997: Greet Minnen, Belgian tennis player.
  • 1997: Tiffany Tatum, Hungarian pornographic actress and erotic model.
  • 1997: Mfiondu Kabengele, Canadian basketball player.
  • 1997: Rodrigo Mathiola, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1997: Mohammed Al Rubaie, Saudi footballer.
  • 1998: Taisei Kaneko, Japanese footballer.
  • 1998: Ryuto Kito, Japanese footballer.
  • 1998: Edward Bolaños, Colombian soccer player.
  • 1998: Jalen Harris, American basketball player.
  • 1999: Francisco José García Torres, Spanish footballer.
  • 2000: Ignacio Berrios, Chilean basketball player.
  • 2000: Vojtěch Řepa, Czech cyclist.
  • 2002: Hueningkai, singer, rapper, dancer, songwriter, model, MC, and member of the South Korean band TXT
  • 2003: Kojiro Yasuda, Japanese footballer.
  • 2004: Marsai Martin, American actress.
  • 2006: Kal So-won, South Korean actress.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 14 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 582: Tiberius II, Byzantine emperor (b. 540).
  • 1433: John I, Portuguese King (b.1357).
  • 1464: Pius II, Italian religious, pope between 1458 and 1464 (b.1405).
  • 1587: Guillermo Gonzaga of Mantua, Italian aristocrat (b. 1538).
  • 1754: Maria Ana de Austria, Austrian aristocrat (b. 1683).
  • 1819: Erik Acharius, Swedish physician (b. 1757).
  • 1841: Johann Friedrich Herbart, German philosopher and educator (b. 1776).
  • 1846: Manuel Agustín Heredia, Spanish businessman (d. 1786).
  • 1856 – William Buckland, British geologist and paleontologist (b. 1784).
  • 1858: Tokugawa Iesada, Japanese military and shogun (b. 1824).
  • 1860: André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist and naturalist (b. 1774).
  • 1870 – David Farragut, US naval admiral (b.1801).
  • 1870: Manuel Saumell, Cuban composer, considered the initiator of Cuban musical nationalism (b. 1818).
  • 1886: Edmond Laguerre, French mathematician (b. 1834).
  • 1906: Aniceto Arce, Bolivian lawyer (b. 1824).
  • 1909 – William Stanley, British inventor and engineer (b. 1829).
  • 1931: Francisco Vega de los Reyes, Spanish bullfighter (b.1904).
  • 1941: Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Franciscan friar, assassinated by the Nazis (b. 1894).
  • 1941: Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912 (b. 1854).
  • 1951 – William Randolph Hearst, American journalist and editor (b.1863).
  • 1942: Alekséi Troitsky, Russian chess player (b. 1866).
  • 1952: David-Zvi Pinkas, Israeli politician (b.1895).
  • 1952: Gustave Violet, French sculptor (b. 1873).
  • 1956: Bertolt Brecht, German playwright and poet, creator of the so-called epic theater (b. 1898).
  • 1956: Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873).
  • 1958: Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French nuclear chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935, son-in-law of Marie Curie (b.1900).
  • 1958: Edwiges de Sá Pereira, Brazilian teacher, journalist, poet and feminist (b. 1884).
  • 1958: Jacinto Grau, Spanish playwright (b. 1877).
  • 1961: Marcel Jousse, French historian (b. 1886).
  • 1968: Líber Arce, Uruguayan activist, first student killed by the police forces in Uruguay (b. 1940).
  • 1968: Carlos Ripamonte, Argentine painter (b. 1874).
  • 1969: Alfredo Solf y Muro, Peruvian politician and diplomat (b. 1872).
  • 1970: Rodrigo Gómez Gómez, Mexican economist (b. 1897).
  • 1972: Manolo Millares, Spanish painter (b.1926).
  • 1974: Raúl González Tuñón, Argentine poet (b.1905).
  • 1975: Aureliano Urrutia, Mexican physician, military and politician (b. 1872).
  • 1977: Aleksandr Lúriya, Russian neuropsychologist and physician (b.1902).
  • 1980: Dorothy Stratten, Canadian model (b.1960).
  • 1981 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and musician (b. 1894).
  • 1982: José Ángel Buesa, Cuban poet (b.1910).
  • 1984: J. B. Priestley, British writer, playwright and broadcaster (b. 1894).
  • 1985: Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b.1899).
  • 1988: Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist (b.1939).
  • 1988: Robert Calvert, British singer, of the band Hawkwind (b.1945).
  • 1988: Enzo Ferrari, Italian car manufacturer (b.1898).
  • 1992: Tony Williams, American singer, of the band The Platters (b. 1928).
  • 1993: José Basso, Argentine tango pianist, conductor and composer (b. 1919).
  • 1994: Elías Canetti, British nationalized Bulgarian writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981 (b. 1905).
  • 1996: Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and musician (b.1912).
  • 1997: Víctor Medina, Chilean politician (b.1919).
  • 1998: Xavier Miserachs, Spanish photographer (b.1937).
  • 2002: Larry Rivers, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923).
  • 2002: Dave Williams, American singer, of the band Drowning Pool (b. 1972).
  • 2004: Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980 (b.1911).
  • 2006: Bruno Kirby, American actor (b.1949).
  • 2006: Rubén Marcos, Chilean soccer player (b.1942).
  • 2007: Tijon Khrénnikov, Russian composer (b.1913).
  • 2009: Pablo Antoñana, Spanish writer (b.1927).
  • 2010: Mario Gavilán, Argentine journalist (b.1945).
  • 2010: Abbey Lincoln, American jazz singer and songwriter (b.1930).
  • 2010: Alberto Müller Rojas, Venezuelan politician and military man (b. 1935).
  • 2010: Jeny de los Reyes Aguilar, Mexican politician (b. 1977).
  • 2011: Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and filmmaker (b.1931).
  • 2012: Svetozar Gligorich, Serbian chess player (b.1923).
  • 2012: Francisco Pastor Pérez, Spanish poet and gallery owner (b.1931).
  • 2013: Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress (b.1970).
  • 2014: Mariana Briski, Argentine actress (b.1965).
  • 2014: Pedro Omar Caino, Argentine cyclist (b.1956).
  • 2015: Yitzhak Orpaz-Auerbach, Israeli writer (b.1923).
  • 2016: Fyvush Finkel, American actor (b.1922).
  • 2020: Moisés Mamani, Peruvian politician (b.1969).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 14 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Uruguay: Student Martyrs Day.
  • Pakistan: Independence Day.
  • Paraguay: Flag Day.
  • León: The little screaming.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 14 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Maximilian Kolbe.
  • Saint Arnulf of Soissons
  • Saint Antonio Primaldo and companions.
  • Saint Athanasia of Timia
  • Saint Callisto of Todi
  • Saint Demetrius of Africa
  • Saint Domingo Ibáñez de Erquicia
  • Saint Everarado of Einsiedeln
  • Saint Eusebius of Palestine
  • Saint Eusebius of Rome
  • Saint Facanano de Ross
  • Saint Francisco Shoyemon
  • Saint Marcellus of Apamea
  • Saint Ursicino del Ilírico
  • Saint Werenfridus.
  • Blessed Felix Yuste Cava
  • Blessed William of Parma
  • Blessed Isabel Renzi
  • Blessed Sante by Urbino Brancoisini
  • Blessed Vicente Rubiols Castelló.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 14 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 14 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1940 – Lila Morillo, Venezuelan singer and actress.
  • 1940 – Arístides Royo, Panamanian president between 1978 and 1982.
  • 1941 – Juan Batlle Planas, Argentine filmmaker and screenwriter.
  • 1941 – David Crosby, American musician, of the band The Byrds.
  • 1943 – Herman Van Springel, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1945 – Steve Martin, American actor and comedian.
  • 1945 – Wim Wenders, German filmmaker.
  • 1946 – Larry Graham, American musician.
  • 1946 – Antonio Fargas, American actor.
  • 1947 – Danielle Steel, American writer.
  • 1950 – Gary Larson, American cartoonist.
  • 1952 – Carl Lumbly, American actor.
  • 1953 – James Horner, American composer of film music.
  • 1953 – Cliff Johnson, American video game producer.
  • 1954 – Stanley A. McChrystal, American general.
  • 1955 – Horacio Taicher, Argentine actor (f. 1993).
  • 1956 – Rusty Wallace, American stock car driver.
  • 1957 – José Coronado, Spanish actor.
  • 1959 – Marcia Gay Harden, American actress.
  • 1959 – Earvin Magic Johnson, American basketball player.
  • 1960 – Sarah Brightman, British soprano and actress.
  • 1960 – Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano.
  • 1961 – Susan Olsen, American actress.
  • 1963 – Emmanuelle Béart, French actress.
  • 1966 – Halle Berry, American actress.
  • 1966 – Freddy Rincón, Colombian footballer.
  • 1968 – Catherine Bell, British actress.
  • 1968 – Darren Clarke, British golfer.
  • 1969 – David Almandoz, Peruvian actor.
  • 1971 – Luis Fuentes, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1971 – Raoul Bova, Italian actor.
  • 1973 – Chucky Atkins, American basketball player.
  • 1973 – Jared Borgetti, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1973 – Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese video game designer.
  • 1973 – Jay Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1973 – Sebastián Ortega, Argentine producer
  • 1974 – Rafael García Torres, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1974 – Ana Matronic, American singer, of the band Scissor Sisters.
  • 1974 – Christopher Gorham, American actor.
  • 1976 – Alex Albrecht, American actor.
  • 1976 – Steve Braun, Canadian actor.
  • 1976 – Manuel Calvente, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1978 – Kate Ritchie, Australian actress.
  • 1980 – Estrella Morente, flamenco singer.
  • 1981 – Matthew Etherington, British footballer.
  • 1981 – Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, Ghanaian professional wrestler.
  • 1981 – Juan Manuel Olivera, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1983 – Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-American tennis player.
  • 1983 – Mila Kunis, American actress.
  • 1983 – Lu Yen-Hsun, Taiwanese tennis player.
  • 1984 – Giorgio Chiellini, Italian footballer.
  • 1985 – Ashlynn Brooke, American porn actress.
  • 1985 – Christian Gentner, German footballer.
  • 1989 – Ander Herrera, Spanish soccer player.

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August 24 – A Day as Today
A Day as Today: Events, Births, Commemorations and more …

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