August 14

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 14. From 1900 until now. August 14 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Emmanuelle Béart (1963), Mila Kunis (1983) and Halle Berry (1966). Several movies were released around August 14 over the years, such as Animal Crackers in 1930 directed by Victor Heerman and Foreign Correspondent in 1940 directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
But much more happened on August 14 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 14 over the years?
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Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Release year: 1930

Directed by: Victor Heerman

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Country: United States of America

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States of America

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1945

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Jerome Cowan

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sara Allgood

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 14?


  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
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  • 2018 Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, a recently elected member of the Congress of Mexico, is kidnapped by gunmen in Hidalgo State. (BBC)
  • 2017 Big Ben: London's Big Ben, atop Elizabeth Tower, will fall silent for four years beginning 21 August while essential repair works are performed. (BBC) (The Washington Post)
  • 2016 Yemeni Civil War: About 40 suspected Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are killed as Yemeni forces, aided by Saudi-led airstrikes, fight their way into Zinjibar and Jaʿār in eastern Yemen. (Reuters) (Daily Mail)
  • 2015 The Hellenic Parliament approves (with 222 yes votes) Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras's bailout package, despite opposition by almost one-third of his Syriza party. This third bailout plan is almost identical to the one rejected by the Greek people in the referendum. Tsipras will seek a vote of confidence following the country's August 20th payment to the European Central Bank. (The Guardian), (The International New York Times)
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Which were the most popular books released around August 14 over the years?
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The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell

The Fate Of The Earth

Year: 1982


Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze.

Plain Speaking by Merle Miller

Plain Speaking

Year: 1974


This candid biography was drawn from never-aired TV interviews filmed in early 1962 when former U.S. President Harry Truman was 77 and retired nine years.

The Fourth Hand by John Irving

The Fourth Hand

Year: 2001


While reporting a story from India, New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion.

In God'S Name by David A. Yallop

In God'S Name

Year: 1984


Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican.

Zoya by Danielle Steel


Year: 1988


Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe …

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