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 This day in History - May 14
408 Historic Events for May 14
1933

Lajos Kovacs, Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire)

Birth
1933

John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)

Birth
1934

Frederik von Pallandt, singer

Birth
1935

LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US

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1935

Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement

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1935

Griffith Planetarium opens in LA

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1936

Edmond HH Allenby, English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74

Death
1936

Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], Bronx, singer (Mack the Knife)

Birth
1936

Samuel Pl'h Naber, spy/librarian, dies at 71

Death
1937

Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)

Birth
1937

Peter Frederic Williams, composer

Birth
1937

Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)

Birth
1938

64th Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8

Event
1938

English soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3

Event
1938

Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81

Death
1939

M N Fathulin, cosmonaut

Birth
1940

Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies

Death
1940

Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production

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1940

Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)

Birth
1940

Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/SDAP-2nd-Chamber, dies at 49

Death
1940

Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38

Death
1940

German breakthrough at Sedan

Event
1940

Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof

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1940

Admiral Furstner departs to England

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1940

Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany

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