14th June

Born on this Day 14th June
1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe
1907 Nicolas Bentley
1919 Sam Wanamaker
1928 Che Guevara
1925 Pierre Salinger
1941 Mike Yarwood
1946 Donald Trump
1949 Jimmy Lea
1951 Paul Boateng
1955 Paul O’Grady
1961 Boy George
1969 Steffi Graf
1976 Alan Carr
1984 Siobhán Donaghy
1986 Jonathan Clare

Died on this Day
1929 Emmeline Pankhurst
1946 John Logie Baird
1994 Henry Mancini


1984 Boy George’s waxwork model was unveiled at Madame Tussauds.

1986 Queen’s ‘Its A Kind Of Magic’ became their 5th chart topping album.

1989 The Bee Gees appeared at Wembley.


1839 The first Henley Regatta took place on the Thames.

1970 Bobby Charlton played his 106th and final football game for England, during the World Cup in Mexico City as England were beaten 3-2 by West Germany and knocked out of the World Cup.

People & Showbiz

1970 British actor Lawrence Olivier became Lord Olivier, the first actor to enter the House of Lords.

1989 Former US President Ronald Reagan received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

1997 The final episode of ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’, aired on US TV.

General Events

1777 The Star and Stripes was adopted to replace the Grand Union as the official flag of the USA.

1789 Mutiny on the Bounty: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat.

1839 Henley Royal Regatta: the village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Regatta.

1864 American congress ruled that coloured soldiers in the US Army must receive equal pay.

1917 The first German bombs dropped by airplane landed in London’s East End, killing over 100 people and injuring over 400. Previous air raids had been made by German Zeppelins.

1938 Action Comics issue one is released, introducing Superman.

1940 A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

1942 Anne Frank begins to keep a diary.

1974 The Heimlich manoeuvre, designed to clear a choke victim’s air passage was first demonstrated at an American medical convention by Dr. Henry Heimlich.

1982 Argintinean forces surrendered to British troops in the Falkland Islands.

1995 The Hubble Space Telescope identified the birthplace of comets on the icy fringes of the solar system, suggesting that there are at least 200 million comets orbiting the Sun in a belt beyond the orbit of Neptune. The belt is believed to have remained unchanged since the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.

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