14 August

August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 139 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about August 14th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 14th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Lizard Day
  • National Creamsicle Day
  • Social Security Day
  • National Garage Sale Day
  • National Bowling Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – August 14

2010: The First Youth Olympics Begin

she Olympic-style games meet was organized by the International Olympic Committee and was held in Singapore. Like the games, the Youth Olympics are held every 4 years and have both summer and winter versions. The first Winter Youth Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012. Only athletes aged 14 to 18 years are allowed to compete in these games.

1971: Stanford prison experiments begin

The controversial Stanford prison experiments to study the effects of authority in a prison setting began. The experiment had to be shut down by the 6th day because of the adverse effect on the subjects.

1947: Pakistan becomes Independent from British rule

The South Asian country was part of British India Empire, until August 14, 1947, when the region held by the British was partitioned into India and Pakistan. The new country became a part of the commonwealth and appointed Liaquat Ali Khan as its first Prime Minister.

1935: Social Security Act is Signed into Law in the United States

The act, which was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, provided benefits to the unemployed, retirees, and the disabled.

1904: Battle of Ulsan begins

Also known as the Battle of the Japanese Sea, the conflict took place between Russia and Japan during the Russo-Japanese War.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, August 14

1987: Tim Tebow, American football player

1983: Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress

1960: Sarah Brightman, English soprano, songwriter, actress

1959: Magic Johnson, American basketball player

1945: Steve Martin, American actor, singer, writer, producer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, August 14

1956: Bertolt Brecht, German author

1951: William Randolph Hearst, American publisher, politician, founded the Hearst Corporation

1941: Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr, saint

1938: Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer, accountant

1909: William Stanley, English inventor, engineer

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