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 This day in History - May 14
408 Historic Events for May 14
1952

M J Smith, LPGA golfer

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1952

David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads)

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1952

Donald R McMonagle, Flint Mich, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66)

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1953

Tom Cochrane, Toronto Canada, rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider)

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1953

Bill Meek, Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-8th-1996)

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1953

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher, dies at 59

Death
1954

Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months

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1955

US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

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1955

Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44

Death
1955

Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania

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1955

Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

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1955

[Jose] Dennis Martinez, Nicaragua, pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians)

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1956

Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May)

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1956

Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)

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1957

Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town," premieres in NYC

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1957

William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)

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1957

"New Girt in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances

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1959

Connie Brighton, Wichita Falls TX, playmate (Sept, 1982)

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1959

Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62

Death
1959

Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)

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1959

Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)

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1960

Frank Nobilo, Auckland NZ, Australasia golfer

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1960

"At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 perfs

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1960

USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule

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1960

Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)

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