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 This day in History - May 14
408 Historic Events for May 14
1947

Tamara Dobson, Baltimore MD, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones)

Birth
1947

Karin Struck, writer

Birth
1947

Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)

Birth
1947

Al Ciner, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (American Breed)

Birth
1947

John Ray Sinnock, US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59

Death
1948

Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)

Birth
1948

Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)

Birth
1948

Robert Zemeckis, director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future)

Birth
1948

Walter Olkewicz, Bayonne NJ, actor (Last Resort, Wizards and Warriors)

Birth
1948

Israel declares independence from under British administration

Event
1948

US grants Israel de facto recognition

Event
1948

Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast

Event
1948

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Event
1948

WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1948

Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem

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1949

Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral

Event
1949

75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56

Event
1949

"Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances

Event
1950

Mark Blum, Newark NJ, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio)

Birth
1950

Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs

Event
1951

"Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances

Event
1951

Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley," premieres in NYC

Event
1951

Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

Birth
1951

Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC

Event
1951

Seasan Hubley, [Susan], NYC, actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore)

Birth