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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 14 is the 134th
(hundredth – thirtieth fourth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

You cannot have any other task in life than to preserve it until you die.

— August Strindberg
Swedish writer and playwright (died May 14, 1912).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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

May 14 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 734: in the Kinki region (Kyoto and Osaka area) there is an earthquake (with unknown epicenter) that leaves “many” dead.
  • 756: in Spain, Abderramán I defeats Yusuf al-Fihri (emir of Damascus) in the battle of Alameda. He then occupies Córdoba and sets himself up as an independent emir.
  • 841: the Vikings, led by Oscherus (who in Norse mythology is called Asgeirr), frequently begin to raid the valley of the River Seine, robbing villages as far as Rouen. They also looted the monastery of Saint-Ouen and Jumièges. The abbey of Fontenelle (Saint Wandrille) got rid of the robbery by paying six pounds of silver.
  • 1097: in Nicaea, the soldiers of the First Crusade begin the siege of the city.
  • 1264: in the battle of Lewes (France) they capture Enrique III of England, reason why Simon de Montfort becomes de facto ruler of England.
  • 1407: in France, the Pope of Avignon Benedict XIII (antipope) disembarks in Villefranche and wins again Nice to try to put an end to the Great Schism.
  • 1416: in the city of Andong (province of Gyeongsang-do, in South Korea) an earthquake demolishes all the houses (that at that time were built with adobe).
  • 1483: in France the coronation of Carlos VIII the Kind (f. 1498) happens, who would invade Italy.
  • 1500: Brazil becomes the domain of Portugal.
  • 1509: in Italy, the French defeat the Venetians at the Battle of Agnadello.
  • 1514: the Correo Mayor de las Indias begins to operate in Spain. The Spanish crown assigned it in perpetuity to Lorenzo Galíndez de Carvajal.
  • 1524: the royal iron arrives in New Spain (called “rescue iron”) sent by the King of Spain to mark the indigenous slaves.
  • 1541: in Rome, Pope Paul III issues the bull that creates the bishopric of Lima (Peru), with which the church built by the conqueror Francisco Pizarro becomes a cathedral.
  • 1570: in Rome, Pope Saint Pius V creates the first diocese in Argentina: Córdoba del Tucumán, which is based in the cathedral of Santiago del Estero.
  • 1570: the village of Villarrica is founded in Paraguay.
  • 1607: in the present United States the British colony of Jamestown (Virginia) is founded.
  • 1608: in Auhausen (Germany) the Protestant Union is founded.
  • 1608: on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, near Tivat (Montenegro), about 250 km south of Sarajevo, an earthquake is registered, without further data.
  • 1610: in Paris (France), the Catholic fanatic François Ravaillac stabs and kills Henry IV, King of France. Louis XIII ascends the throne.
  • 1643: In France, Louis XIV (aged four) is crowned king after the death of his father, King Louis XIII. Cardinal Mazarin governs.
  • 1647: in Santiago de Chile, at 2:30 UTC there is an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 on the Richter seismological scale (intensity of 11) and a tsunami, causing between 1000 and 2000 deaths.
  • 1699: the town of San Pedro Caro is founded in Mexico.
  • 1706: in Italy the siege of Turin begins.
  • 1747: in the framework of the War of the Austrian Succession, the British fleet under the command of Admiral George Anson defeats the French in the first battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1769: from Spain, King Carlos III sends Franciscan missionaries to California founding San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Monterrey, beginning the colonization of the territory.
  • 1777: in Madrid, King Carlos III, created the Protomedicato of Caracas by Royal Decree, thus beginning medical studies in Venezuela.
  • 1782: in the State of Carabobo (Venezuela) the village of Naguanagua is founded.
  • 1784: in France, at the insistence of La Fayette, the finance minister (Charles Alexandre de Calonne) publishes a decree making the ports of Bayonne, Marseille, Dunkirk and Lorient open to Franco-American foreign trade.
  • 1787: delegates meet in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) to begin writing a constitution.
  • 1796: In England, Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccine to an eight-year-old boy.
  • 1799: in Spain, a storm breaks the El Gasco dam, by the engineer Carlos Lemaur.
  • 1801: in Libya, Sultan Yusuf Caramanli lowers the flag of the American consulate in Tripoli (Libya).
  • 1804: The Lewis and Clark expedition departs from Camp Dubois (United States) and begins its journey upriver on the Missouri River.
  • 1811: a revolutionary independence movement breaks out in Asunción (Paraguay), led by Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, among others.
  • 1811: the newspaper Idade d’Ouro do Brazil begins to circulate in Brazil, the first newspaper in Bahia and the second in Brazil.
  • 1813: from Cúcuta the army led by Simón Bolívar leaves for Venezuela. It is made up of brilliant officials from Granada and Venezuela, which is why this campaign is called the Admirable Campaign.
  • 1814: in Montevideo (Uruguay), the Irish admiral William Brown, commanding an Argentine squadron of 7 ships that besieged Montevideo, begins his attack on a Spanish squadron of 9 ships, in full view of thousands of people.
  • 1814: King Ferdinand VII returns to Spain after having suffered captivity in France.
  • 1827: in France, the first railway line for the transport of coal is inaugurated, from Saint-Etienne to Andrézieux.
  • 1830: in Ecuador the republic is created, according to its first constitution.
  • 1833: the British Parliament approves the abolition of the slavery of the blacks.
  • 1836: in Velasco (Texas), the kidnapped general Antonio López de Santa Anna, to regain his freedom, signs the Treaty of Velasco, the government recognizes the independence of the Republic of Texana.
  • 1861: near Barcelona (Spain) the Canellas meteorite falls, weighing 859 grams and of the chondrite type.
  • 1863: in the United States – within the framework of the American Civil War – the battle of Jackson is fought.
  • 1868: the Boshin War breaks out in Japan: end of the battle of Utsunomiya castle, the shogunate forces retreat to Aizu via Nikkō.
  • 1869: in Schilpario (Bergamo, Italy) the first riots for social equality began. They protest against separate seats in the church for wealthy people.
  • 1870: in Nelson (New Zealand) the first rugby match is played, between the Nelson School and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
  • 1877: in Concepción del Uruguay (Entre Ríos) the Educational Association “La Fraternidad” is founded, which would later give life to the University of Concepción del Uruguay.
  • 1878: in the city of Salem (Massachusetts) the last trial against witchcraft in the United States begins – in memory of the famous witchcraft trials in Salem, of 1692 -, when a certain Lucretia Brown, follower of the Christian Science sect, accuses another cultist named Daniel Spofford (expelled from the cult by leader Mary Baker Eddy herself) of trying to dominate it through his “mental powers.” The judges annul the case.
  • 1879: the Argentine Republic delivers the lands of Villa Occidental (in the province of Chaco) to the Republic of Paraguay. The measure was by the arbitration ruling of the President of the United States.
  • 1889: the opera Esclarmonde (by Jules Massenet, with a libretto by Alfred Blau and Louis de Gramont) is premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.
  • 1889: in London (England) the NSPCC charity institute against child cruelty is inaugurated.
  • 1897: in Italy, the physicist Guglielmo Marconi makes his first wireless telegraphic transmission.
  • 1899: in Montevideo (Uruguay), the National Football Club is founded, the first Creole football club in America.
  • 1900: in Paris (France) the Summer Olympics begin.
  • 1910: the plains of Balbuena, the Mexican pilot Miguel Lebrija makes the second air flight in Mexico, in a French Bleriot plane.
  • 1911: in Chilpancingo (Mexico), the revolutionary forces of Julián Blanco and Laureano Astudillo defeat the Porfiristas and take the city (defended by eight hundred soldiers of the line).
  • 1911: in Iguala (Guerrero), the revolutionary forces of General Ambrosio Figueroa Mata, piercing walls and fighting hand-to-hand in the streets, take the city by fire and blood, defended by the Porfiristas Dámaso F. Ortega and Eduardo Ocaranza. This action was one of the most important of the Revolution in the State.
  • 1912: in Denmark the throne Cristián X comes into being.
  • 1913: William Sulzer, governor of New York (United States), approves the statutes of the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins its operations with a donation of 100 million dollars from John D. Rockefeller.
  • 1914: the Greek holocaust begins in Turkey, according to an official document from Talaat Bey (the Minister of the Interior) to the prefect of Smyrna.
  • 1917: in the town of Ojinaga (Chihuahua), the Maderista revolutionary forces of Francisco Villa make their triumphal entry.
  • 1919: the University of Concepción (Chile) is founded.
  • 1920: in Rinconada, near Apizaco, Tlaxcala, the Aguaprietistas attack the forces of President Carranza. He lost more than 2000 soldiers from his escort, 24 wagons with considerable baggage, postage stamps, and gold and silver bars. Faced with his loss, President Carranza – who was trying to reach the port of Veracruz to establish his government there – entered the Sierra Norte de Puebla with few people from his entourage. Among his escorts were young cadets from the Military College.
  • 1925: Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway is published in the United States.
  • 1926: the airship Norge completes the transarctic flight, arriving at Teller (Alaska).
  • 1927: in Germany, baptism of the ship Cap Arcona by Blohm & Voss, in Hamburg.
  • 1927: at the University of Chicago (United States), the Fi Sigma organization is legalized under the laws of the state of Illinois as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Classical Honorary Fraternity.
  • 1931: in Ådalen (Sweden), army soldiers assassinate five people during a peaceful demonstration.
  • 1931: in Italy, a group of fascists beat the composer and conductor Arturo Toscanini for refusing to perform the fascist anthem Giovinezza (“youth”) with his orchestra.
  • 1935: an independence agreement is ratified in the Philippines.
  • 1935: in the United States, Carl Magee invents the parking meter.
  • 1939: Peruvian Lina Medina (5 years old) becomes the youngest mother in medical history.
  • 1940: in the framework of World War II, the Dutch city of Rotterdam is bombed by 57 Heinkel 111 bombers of the Luftwaffe (the German Nazi air force). 814 people die.
  • 1940: in the framework of World War II, the Netherlands surrenders to Germany.
  • 1941: in Scotland, Rudolf Hess – Hitler’s lieutenant and personal friend – unexpectedly descends by parachute.
  • 1942: the Mexican oil tanker Potrero del Llano, neutral and without escort, was torpedoed and sunk by Germany’s U-564.
  • 1943: In Australia, a Japanese submarine sinks the Australian hospital ship Centauro off the coast of Queensland.
  • 1948: in Israel, David Ben Gurion declares independence and appoints scientist Chaim Weizmann as provisional president. Immediately after the declaration, the Arab states attack.
  • 1948: in the Enewetak Atoll, the United States detonates the Zebra (18 kiloton) atomic bomb, the eighth in human history.
  • 1949: in Argentina, the government of Juan Domingo Perón nationalizes the last foreign railway in the country: the Central Railway of Buenos Aires.
  • 1953: Argentine footballer Ernesto Grillo scores the memorable tying goal in the match in which the Argentine team beat the British team for the first time.
  • 1954: In a barge on the crater of the Ivy Mike bomb (detonated on November 1, 1952), in the Enewetak Atoll, the United States detonates the hydrogen bomb Nectar, of 1,690 kilotons. In comparison, the Little Boy atomic bomb (the one that detonated in Hiroshima) was 16 kt.
  • 1955: eight communist countries (including the Soviet Union) sign a mutual defense treaty: the Warsaw Pact.
  • 1955: 970 km west-southwest of San Diego (California), the United States detonates the 30-kiloton Wigwam atomic bomb under the ocean. It is the 66th bomb out of 1054 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1960: in the Cuban town of Paredes (Sancti Spíritus province) – in the framework of the terrorist attacks organized by the US CIA – terrorist elements assassinate Fernando Ruiz Pentón, a soldier of the Rebel Army.
  • 1961: A mob of enraged Americans set the Freedom Riders bus on fire near Anniston, Alabama, and beat up civil rights defenders.
  • 1961: in Monaco, Stirling Moss wins the Grand Prix race.
  • 1962: in Athens (Greece) the kings of Spain, Don Juan Carlos I and Doña Sofía of Greece, get married.
  • 1964: In the United States, President Lyndon Johnson prohibits all countries in the world from selling medicine or food to Cuba. The following day, an editorial in the New York Times notes: “This is not the way to win the Cold War against Cuba or the way to present to the world a picture of a civilized United States.”
  • 1964: in Italy the police arrest for the first time Luciano Liggio, a Sicilian mobster called “Primrose Rossa.” He is acquitted for insufficient evidence in 1969.
  • 1964: construction work on the Aswan Dam is completed in Egypt (inauguration will be on January 15, 1971).
  • 1968: official visit of General Charles de Gaulle (President of France) to Romania.
  • 1969: abortion is legalized in Canada
  • 1969: In Tromsø, Norway a fire broke out that ravaged the city.
  • 1970: the Rote Armee Fraktion (“Red Army Fraction”) is established in Germany.
  • 1970: American band The Carpenters release their hit (They Long to Be) Close to You.
  • 1973: in Chapecó (Brazil) the Associação Chapecoense de Futebol is founded
  • 1973: at Cape Canaveral (United States) NASA launches Skylab, the first space station. It is the last launch of a Saturn rocket.
  • 1973: The United States approves equal rights for men and women in the military.
  • 1975: Gepa, the main import center of the German solidarity trade, is founded in Germany.
  • 1976: the city of Minaçu, in the state of Goiás, is founded in Brazil.
  • 1977 in Milan (Italy), during the protest demonstrations after the assassination of Giorgiana Masí on May 12, a group of freelancers came out with rifles and pistols from a supermarket that was being looted and fired on the police forces, seriously wounding the Vice Brigadier of Public Security, Antonio Custra, who will die the next day.
  • 1977: in Madrid, Don Juan III de Borbón, renounces his rights to the Spanish Crown in favor of his son Juan Carlos.
  • 1977: American motorsport driver Tom Sneva took pole position in the Indianapolis 500, achieving for the first time an official lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at an average speed of over 200 mph (321,869 km / h).
  • 1978: in Upper Volta the first round of the presidential elections takes place.
  • 1979: in Paris, the physicist Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat is the first woman elected to the Academy of Sciences.
  • 1981: cosmonaut Dumitru Prunariu (Soviet Union), in the Soyuz 40 spacecraft, manages to join the Salyut 6 spacecraft. The trip lasted 7 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes.
  • 1986: in France, the Italian Formula 1 racer Elio de Angelis has a terrible accident in his Brabham at the Paul Ricard circuit during a test session. He will pass away the next day in the Marseille hospital.
  • 1986: in Germany, the Institute for War Documents publishes the full Diary of Anne Frank.
  • 1988: in the United States, a drunk driver drives in the opposite lane and crashes into a bus of a group of Christian youths. The crash and subsequent fire kills 27 people.
  • 1989: in Argentina, Carlos Saúl Menem is elected president.
  • 1992: the Congress of Deputies approves the Law of Creation of the University of La Rioja.
  • 1993: In the United States, American scientists test an artificial pancreas for the first time in a 38-year-old diabetic patient.
  • 1995: in Argentina, Carlos Saúl Menem is reelected president.
  • 1995: In Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso (the 14th Dalai Lama) proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama.
  • 1996: Older, the third studio album by British singer George Michael, is released.
  • 1997: The global alliance Star Alliance is formed between Air Canada, Lufthansa, SAS, Thai Airways International and United Airlines.
  • 1998: 76 million people watch the final chapter of the television series Seinfeld on NBC, after its ninth season.
  • 2000: Lazio (Italian football team) win their second cup, beating Juventus on the last day, recovering 9 points from the black and white in the last 8 games.
  • 2000: In Uruguay municipal elections are held, the first in its history separate from the presidential ones.
  • 2002: in Sierra Leone, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah is elected president (with 70.6% of the votes).
  • 2003 in Hilla (Iraq) are the remains of the victims of the Hilla massacre, perpetrated by the Saddam Hussein regime.
  • 2004: in the context of the postwar period in Iraq, Muqtada Al Sadr declares the jihad against the invading American troops.
  • 2004: South Korea’s Constitutional Court overturns criminal charges against President Roh Moo-hyun.
  • 2004: in Denmark the marriage of the crown prince Federico with the Australian lawyer Mary Donaldson is celebrated.
  • 2004: In Nepal, a European helicopter reaches the top of Mount Everest, but cannot alight or descend the crew.
  • 2005: the political crisis known as the “mensalão scandal” erupts in Brazil.
  • 2005: in Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai to the process of canonization to sainthood.
  • 2005: in the North Atlantic, the US Navy deliberately sinks the freighter América (CV-66) after four weeks of bombing. She is the largest ship sunk as a target in a military exercise.
  • 2006: state of emergency due to rains in New England, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
  • 2006: in São Paulo (Brazil), a wave of attacks affects the Brazilian police.
  • 2006: Demonstrations for decent housing take place in Spain, which had been called anonymously by email.
  • 2016: the 61st Eurovision Song Contest is held in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • 2018: An emergency landing is made during Sichuan Airlines flight 8633, when one of the cabin windshields breaks.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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

May 14 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1314: Sergius of Radonezh, Russian religious, the most important monastic reformer of medieval Russia, canonized by Christianity (d. 1392).
  • 1316: Charles IV of Luxembourg, Czech emperor (d. 1378).
  • 1414: Francis I of Brittany, French aristocrat (d. 1450).
  • 1553: Margarita de Valois, French aristocrat (d. 1615).
  • 1574: Francesco Rasi, composer, theorbo player, and Italian tenor (d. 1621).
  • 1594: Francisco de Medici, Italian aristocrat (d. 1614).
  • 1657: Sambhaji, Indian emperor (d. 1689).
  • 1666: Victor Amadeo II, Italian aristocrat (d. 1732).
  • 1699: Hans Joachim von Zieten, German general (d. 1786).
  • 1710: Adolfo Federico, Swedish king (d. 1771).
  • 1725: Ludovico Manín, last Venetian doge (governor) (d. 1802).
  • 1727 – Thomas Gainsborough, British painter (d. 1788).
  • 1759: Louis I, liechtensteinian prince (d. 1805).
  • 1771: Robert Owen, British philosopher (d. 1858).
  • 1771: Thomas Wedgwood, British photographer (d. 1805).
  • 1807: Marcelino Andrés y Andrés, Spanish physician and botanist (d. 1852).
  • 1817: Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893).
  • 1832: Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903).
  • 1837: José María Leyva, Yaqui leader (d. 1887).
  • 1852: Marie Émile Fayolle, French Marshal (d. 1928).
  • 1853: Claudio López Bru, Spanish businessman and philanthropist (d. 1925).
  • 1854: Maria Pavlovna, Russian aristocrat (d. 1920).
  • 1863: John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician (d. 1932).
  • 1867: Taliaferro Clark, American physician, creator of the Tuskegee experiment (d. 1948).
  • 1867: Kurt Eisner, German journalist and politician (d. 1919).
  • 1868: Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician (d. 1935).
  • 1869: Arthur Rostron, British captain (d. 1940).
  • 1872: Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinal (d. 1961).
  • 1875: Beppo Levi, Italian mathematician (d. 1961).
  • 1875: José Santos Chocano, Peruvian poet and writer (d. 1934).
  • 1879 – Frederick Englehardt, American athlete (d. 1942).
  • 1879: Andrés Vladimirovich, Russian prince (d. 1956).
  • 1880: Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971).
  • 1881: Ed Walsh, American baseball player and coach (d. 1959).
  • 1884: Claudius Dornier, German inventor (d. 1969).
  • 1885: Otto Klemperer, German conductor and composer (d. 1973).
  • 1892: Jaime Bestard, Paraguayan painter (d. 1965).
  • 1893: Louis Verneuil, French actor and playwright (d. 1952).
  • 1895: José Royo Gómez, Spanish geologist (d. 1961).
  • 1897 – Sidney Bechet, American jazz composer and musician (d. 1959).
  • 1899: Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993).
  • 1900: Bonifacio Salinas Leal, Mexican military and politician (d. 1982).
  • 1900: Hal Borland, American writer (d. 1978).
  • 1900: Leo Smit, Dutch composer (d. 1943).
  • 1900: Mario Soffici, Argentine filmmaker (d. 1977).
  • 1900: Edgar Wind, Anglo-German historian (d. 1971).
  • 1901: Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951).
  • 1903: Billie Dove, American silent film actress (d. 1997).
  • 1904: Hans Albert Einstein, American professor, son of Albert Einstein (d. 1973).
  • 1905: Antonio Berni, Argentine painter (d. 1981).
  • 1905: Arturo B. de la Garza, Mexican lawyer and politician (d. 1952).
  • 1905: Jean Daniélou, French religious (d. 1974).
  • 1905: Herbert Morrison, American radio journalist (d. 1989).
  • 1905: Ari Shtérnfeld, mathematician and Soviet engineer of Polish origin (d. 1980).
  • 1907: Ayub Khan, Pakistani president (d. 1974).
  • 1907: Vicente Enrique y Tarancón, Spanish cardinal and archbishop (d. 1994).
  • 1908: Betty Jeffrey, Australian nurse (d. 2000).
  • 1913: Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (d. 1975).
  • 1915: César Rengifo, Venezuelan realist painter (d. 1980).
  • 1916: Marco Zanuso, Italian architect (d. 2001).
  • 1917: Lou Harrison, American composer (f. 2003).
  • 1918: Marie Smith, last speaker of the Eyak language (d. 2008).
  • 1921: Richard Deacon, American actor (d. 1984).
  • 1922: Franjo Tuđman, Croatian president (d. 1999).
  • 1924: Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese conductor and composer (d. 1988).
  • 1925: Tristram Cary, British composer (d. 2008).
  • 1925: Oona O’Neill, wife of Charlie Chaplin (d. 1991).
  • 1925: Graciela Romero, Chilean writer and social worker (d. 2011).
  • 1925: Ana Raquel Satre, Uruguayan soprano (d. 2014).
  • 1926: Eric Morecambe, American comedian and actor (d. 1984).
  • 1927: Herbert W. Franke, German science fiction writer.
  • 1929: Henry McGee, British actor (d. 2006).
  • 1930: Juan Carlos Saravia, Argentine folk singer-songwriter, of the group Los Chalchaleros. (F. 01-17-2020)
  • 1932: Mario Bichón, Chilean politician (f. 2013).
  • 1932: Richard Estes, American painter.
  • 1932: Felipe Osterling Parodi, Peruvian writer and politician.
  • 1933: Siân Phillips, British actress.
  • 1934: Campo Elías Delgado, Colombian assassin, Vietnam veteran (d. 1986).
  • 1935: Roque Dalton, Salvadoran poet and guerrilla fighter (d. 1975).
  • 1936: Bobby Darin, American pop singer and musician (d. 1973).
  • 1937: Göran Tunström, Swedish writer (d. 2000).
  • 1940: Herbert Jones, British serviceman (d. 1982).
  • 1941: Lito Cruz, Argentine actor and director.
  • 1942: Valeriy Brumel, Russian athlete (d. 2003).
  • 1942: Tony Pérez, Cuban baseball player.
  • 1943: Jack Bruce, British musician, of the band Cream (d. 2014).
  • 1943: Tania León, Cuban conductor, pianist and composer.
  • 1943: Antonio Pérez de la Cruz Blanco, Spanish lawyer and jurist.
  • 1943: Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Icelandic president.
  • 1943: José Manuel Urtain, Spanish boxer.
  • 1944: Tamara Dobson, American actress and model (f. 2006).
  • 1944: George Lucas, American producer and filmmaker.
  • 1944: Mario Moreno, Peruvian cartoonist (d. 2009).
  • 1945: Francesca Annis, British actress.
  • 1945: Vladislav Ardzinba, politician and first Abkhaz president (d. 2010).
  • 1945: Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer.
  • 1947: Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha, Colombian drug trafficker (d. 1989).
  • 1947: Ana Martín, Mexican actress.
  • 1949: Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist.
  • 1950: Adolfo Domínguez, Spanish fashion designer.
  • 1950: María Fiorentino, Argentine actress and writer.
  • 1950: Miguel Ángel Solá, Argentine actor.
  • 1951: Robert Zemeckis, American filmmaker.
  • 1952: David Byrne, British musician, of the band Talking Heads.
  • 1952: Scott Irwin, American wrestler (d. 1987).
  • 1952: Horacio Ranieri, Argentine actor (d. 2000).
  • 1952: Mohamed Abdul Quasim al-Zwai, Libyan politician.
  • 1953: Wim Mertens, Belgian composer.
  • 1953: Norodom Sihamoní, Cambodian king.
  • 1954: Dolores Yoyes González Catarain, leader of the terrorist group ETA (f. 1986).
  • 1955: Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball player.
  • 1955: Alasdair Fraser, British musician, of the band Skyedance.
  • 1955: Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball player.
  • 1957: Fernando Iglesias, Argentine politician and journalist.
  • 1957: Marino Lejarreta, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1957: Dorángel Vargas, Venezuelan assassin.
  • 1957: Big Van Vader, American wrestler and actor.
  • 1957: Leon White, American professional wrestler.
  • 1958: Rudy Pérez, Cuban-American musician and producer.
  • 1959: Patrick Bruel, French actor and musician.
  • 1959: Robert Greene, American writer.
  • 1960: Floreal Avellaneda, Argentine communist student, tortured and murdered at the age of 15 by the Videla dictatorship (d. 1976).
  • 1961: Tim Roth, British actor.
  • 1962: Ferran Adrià, Spanish cook.
  • 1962: Javier Caumont, Argentine bolero singer.
  • 1962: C.C. DeVille, American guitarist, of the band Poison.
  • 1962: Danny Huston, American actor and filmmaker.
  • 1962: Kiara, Venezuelan singer, actress and lawyer.
  • 1965: Eoin Colfer, Irish writer.
  • 1965: Blanca Oteyza, Spanish actress.
  • 1966: Damián Dreizik, Argentine actor, theater director and screenwriter.
  • 1966: Mike Inez, American bassist of the band Alice in Chains.
  • 1966: Fabrice Morvan, French singer, of the duo Milli Vanilli.
  • 1966: Jorge Schubert, Argentine actor and writer.
  • 1969: Cate Blanchett, British actress of Australian origin.
  • 1969: Danny Wood, American singer, of the band New Kids on the Block.
  • 1970: Mikel Zarrabeitia, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1971: Sofia Coppola, American actress and filmmaker.
  • 1971: Alejandra Herrera, Chilean actress.
  • 1971: Martin Reim, Estonian footballer.
  • 1971: Mónica Arriola Gordillo, Mexican politician (f. 2016).
  • 1973: Shanice, American musician.
  • 1973: Voshon Lenard, American basketball player.
  • 1975: Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer.
  • 1975: Nicki Sørensen, Danish cyclist.
  • 1976: Hunter Burgan, American bassist for AFI.
  • 1976: Martine McCutcheon, British actress and singer.
  • 1977: Roy Halladay, American baseball player.
  • 1977: Ada Nicodemou, Australian-Cypriot actress.
  • 1977: Adrián Delgado, Venezuelan theater, film and television actor.
  • 1978: Eddie House, American basketball player.
  • 1978: Luis Godoy, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1978: André Makanga, Angolan footballer.
  • 1978: Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1979: Mickaël Landreau, French footballer.
  • 1979: Dan Auerbach, American musician of The Black Keys.
  • 1979: Edwige Lawson-Wade, French basketball player.
  • 1979: Mercè Llorens, Spanish actress.
  • 1979: Clinton Morrison, Irish footballer.
  • 1979: Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1980: Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer.
  • 1980: Pavel Londak, Estonian footballer.
  • 1980: Pablo Álvarez Núñez, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Sarbel, Greek singer of British origin.
  • 1983: Anahí, Mexican actress and singer.
  • 1983: Uroš Slokar, Slovenian basketball player.
  • 1983: Amber Tamblyn, American actress.
  • 1983: Esperanza Gómez, Colombian model.
  • 1984: Olly Murs, British singer.
  • 1984: Michael Rensing, German footballer.
  • 1984: Nigel Reo-Coker, British footballer.
  • 1984: Hassan Yebda, French-Algerian footballer.
  • 1984: Mark Zuckerberg, American businessman, creator of Facebook.
  • 1985: Matthew Cardona, American professional wrestler.
  • 1985: Sally Martin, New Zealand actress.
  • 1985: Zack Ryder, American wrestler.
  • 1985: Tuimasi Manuca, Fijian footballer.
  • 1986: Alyosha, Ukrainian singer.
  • 1986: Rodolfo González, Venezuelan pilot.
  • 1986: Marco Motta, Italian footballer.
  • 1986: Sarbel, Anglo-Greek singer.
  • 1986: Camila Sodi, Mexican actress and singer.
  • 1987: Adrián Calello, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1987: Frank Songo’o, Cameroonian footballer.
  • 1987: François Steyn, South African rugby player.
  • 1987: Massimo Volta, Italian footballer.
  • 1989: Rob Gronkowski, American football player.
  • 1991: Nathan Darmody, American guitarist, of the band Allstar Weekend.
  • 1991: Andrés Ramiro Escobar, Colombian footballer.
  • 1991: Klingande, French DJ.
  • 1992: Johay White, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1993: Kristina Mladenovic, French tennis player.
  • 1993: Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer.
  • 1994: Marquinhos, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1994: Dennis Praet, Belgian footballer.
  • 1994: Pernille Blume, Danish swimmer.
  • 1996: Martin Garrix, Dutch DJ.
  • 1997: Raimundo Rebolledo, Chilean soccer player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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

May 14 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 649: Theodore I, Palestinian-Greek pope (b.?)
  • 964: John XII, Italian pope between 955 and 964 (n.937).
  • 1219: William Marshal, English military man (b. 1146).
  • 1313: Boleslaus I the Brave, Polish aristocrat (b. 1281).
  • 1470: Charles VIII, Swedish king (b.1409).
  • 1507: Hernando de Talavera, Spanish monk (b.1428).
  • 1574: Guru Amar Das, third Indian Sikh guru (b.1479).
  • 1608: Charles III, French aristocrat (b. 1543).
  • 1610: Henry IV of France, King of Navarre (b. 1553).
  • 1643: Louis XIII of France, French king, son of the previous one (b.1601).
  • 1667: Georges de Scudéry, French writer and academic (b. 1598).
  • 1726: Francisco de Barbadillo y Vitoria, Spanish lawyer and politician, governor of the New Kingdom of León (b. 1670).
  • 1734: Georg Ernst Stahl, German chemist, metallurgical technician and physician (b.1660).
  • 1754: Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692).
  • 1761: Thomas Simpson, British mathematician (b. 1710).
  • 1791: Franziska Lebrun, German singer and composer (b. 1756).
  • 1797: Ireneo Affò, Italian art historian and writer (b. 1741).
  • 1818: Matthew Lewis, British novelist (b. 1775).
  • 1828: Margaret Nicholson, a British woman who attacked King George III in 1786 (b. 1750).
  • 1843: Ljubica, Serbian princess (b. 1788).
  • 1847: Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (b.1805).
  • 1851: Manuel Gómez Pedraza, general and former Mexican president between 1832 and 1833 (b. 1789).
  • 1860: Ludwig Bechstein, German writer and librarian (b.1801).
  • 1863: Michel Garicoits, Catholic saint and French priest (b. 1797).
  • 1873: Gideon Brecher, Austrian Jewish physician and writer (b. 1797).
  • 1877: Jakob Stutz, Swiss writer (b.1801).
  • 1878: Ōkubo Toshimichi, Japanese politician (b.1830).
  • 1887: Hippolyte Bayard, French inventor (b.1801).
  • 1887: Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b.1808).
  • 1893: Ernst Kummer, German mathematician (b.1810).
  • 1906: Carl Schurz, German revolutionary politician (b. 1829).
  • 1912: August Strindberg, Swedish writer and playwright (b. 1849).
  • 1912: Frederick VIII, Danish King (b.1843).
  • 1918: Joaquim Pimenta de Castro, Portuguese military and politician (b. 1846).
  • 1919: Henry John Heinz, American businessman (b.1844).
  • 1923: Charles de Freycinet, French Prime Minister (b.1828).
  • 1925 – Henry Rider Haggard, British novelist (b.1856).
  • 1931: David Belasco, Californian director, theater producer and playwright (b. 1853).
  • 1931 – Denys Finch Hatton, British hunter (b. 1887).
  • 1932: Luis Razetti, Venezuelan surgeon (b. 1862).
  • 1933: Juan Antonio Bibiloni, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1860).
  • 1935 – Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician (b.1868).
  • 1936 – Edmund Allenby, British general (b.1861).
  • 1938: Miguel Cabanellas, Spanish general (b. 1872).
  • 1940: Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-American anarchist and feminist (b. 1869).
  • 1943: Henri La Fontaine, Belgian politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1913 (b. 1854).
  • 1945 – Heber J. Grant, seventh president of the Mormon Church (b.1856).
  • 1954: Heinz Guderian, German general (b. 1888).
  • 1954: Maria Kirstine Dorothea Thit Jensen (81), Danish writer (b.1876).
  • 1954: Camil Petrescu, novelist, playwright and literary theorist (b. 1894).
  • 1959: Maria Antonia of Portugal, Portuguese aristocrat (b. 1862).
  • 1959: Sidney Bechet, American soprano saxophonist and jazz musician (b. 1897).
  • 1960: Lucrezia Bori, Spanish soprano.
  • 1960: Last Reason (Máximo Sáenz) Uruguayan writer and journalist (b.?).
  • 1966: Ludwig Meidner, German painter (b. 1884).
  • 1968: Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (b. 1882).
  • 1969: José Amalfitani, Argentine sports leader, president of Vélez Sarsfield for more than 30 years (b. 1894).
  • 1969: Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer.
  • 1970: Billie Burke, American actress (b. 1884).
  • 1970: Fritz Perls, German psychologist (b. 1893).
  • 1973: Jean Gebser, writer, linguist and poet of German origin (b. 1905).
  • 1975: Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish electrical engineer.
  • 1976: Keith Relf, ​​British singer and musician, of the band The Yardbirds (b. 1943).
  • 1978: Robert Menzies, Australian politician, Prime Minister (b.1894).
  • 1978: Alexander Kipnis, Ukrainian bass.
  • 1979: José Camón Aznar, Spanish historian and thinker (b. 1898).
  • 1980: Hugh Griffith, British actor (b.1912).
  • 1981: Miguel Andreolo, Italian-Uruguayan soccer player (b.1912).
  • 1982: Hugh Beaumont, American actor (b.1909).
  • 1983: Miguel Alemán Valdés, Mexican president between 1946 and 1952 (b. 1903).
  • 1983: Eduardo Benavente, Spanish musician, of the band Paraálisis Permanente (b.1962).
  • 1984: Walter Rauff, German Colonel (b.1906).
  • 1987: Rita Hayworth, American actress, singer and dancer (b. 1918).
  • 1988: Willem Drees, Dutch Prime Minister
  • 1991: José María Rodero, Spanish film and theater actor (b.1922).
  • 1991: Jiang Qing, Chinese politician, fourth wife of leader Mao Zedong (b.1914).
  • 1992: Nie Rongzhen, Chinese Communist military leader (b. 1899).
  • 1994: Ramón de Garciasol, Spanish poet (b. 1913).
  • 1995: William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, 1983 Nobel Prize winner in physics (b.1911).
  • 1995: Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt, Colombian sculptor (b.1919).
  • 1995: Mia Martini, Italian singer (b.1947).
  • 1995: Fausto Olivares Palacios, Spanish painter (b.1940).
  • 1995: Christian B. Anfinsen, Nobel laureate American biochemist (b.1916).
  • 1998: Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (b.1915).
  • 1998: Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist and writer (b.1890).
  • 2000: Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b.1937).
  • 2001: Mauro Bolognini, Italian filmmaker (b.1922).
  • 2003: Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player.
  • 2003: Wendy Hiller, British actress (b.1912).
  • 2003: Dante Quinterno, comic strip creator (Patoruzú) and Argentine cartoonist (b. 1909).
  • 2003: Robert Stack, American actor (b.1919).
  • 2004: Gato Dumas, Argentine cook (b. 1938).
  • 2004: Jesús Gil, businessman and Spanish football leader (b. 1933).
  • 2004: Anna Lee, British actress (b.1913).
  • 2006: Robert Bruce Merrifield, American biochemist, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry in 1984.
  • 2006: Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b.1944).
  • 2008: Roberto Di Chiara, Argentine journalist, founder of the largest film, radio and television archive in Latin America (b. 1933).
  • 2009: Monica Bleibtreu, Austrian actress, screenwriter and teacher (b. 1944).
  • 2011: Birgitta Trotzig, Swedish writer (b.1929).
  • 2012: Mario Trejo, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1926).
  • 2013: Arsen Chilingaryan, Armenian footballer and coach (b.1962).
  • 2013: Asghar Ali Engineer, Hindu activist and writer (b.1939).
  • 2015: B. B. King, American musician, singer and songwriter (b.1925)
  • 2017: Powers Boothe, American film, theater and television actor; heart attack (b.1948).
  • 2017: Germán Yanke, Spanish journalist (b.1955).
  • 2018: Tom Wolfe, American journalist and writer (b.1930).
  • 2020: Jorge Santana, Mexican Guitarist, Brother of Carlos Santana. (B.1951)

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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

May 14 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Chile Chilean Engineering Day. – Engineer’s Day and Manicurist’s Day
  • Argentina: Argentine Footballer’s Day
  • Continental Insurance Day.
  • Paraguay: Independence Day.
  • Pereña de la Ribera (Spain): pilgrimage of the Virgen del Castillo.
  • Israel: Independence Day.
  • Petrel (Alicante, Spain): celebration of the day of its patron, San Bonifacio Mártir.
  • Izumo Taisha (Izumo City, Japan): First day of the annual Festival.
  • Biscuit Day is celebrated in the United States.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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

May 14 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Abrúnculo de Langres
  • Saint Carthage of Lismore
  • Saint Enedina of Sardinia
  • Saint Erembert of Tolouse
  • St. Gallen of Clermont
  • Saint Isidore of Chios
  • Saint Justa of Sardinia
  • Saint Maria Mazzarello
  • Saint Matthias, Apostle
  • Saint Maximus of Asia
  • Saint Miguel Garicoits
  • Saint Pontius of Cimiez
  • Blessed Gil de Vaozéla
  • Blessed Teodora Guérin
  • Blessed Tuton of Regensburg.

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

May 14 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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