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 This day in History - August 14
428 Historic Events for August 14
1975

Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent

Event
1975

Mike Vrabel, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Birth
1975

Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen

Event
1975

Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87

Death
1975

Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israel, Men's Weightlifting 99kg

Birth
1976

Werner Br„unig, writer, dies

Death
1976

10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast

Event
1977

59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal

Event
1977

77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Ft Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad

Event
1977

Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic

Event
1978

French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)

Event
1979

Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration

Event
1980

17,000 workers strike in Gdansk, Poland

Event
1980

Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale

Event
1980

In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike

Event
1980

Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider

Death
1981

George Foster hits his 8th HR into red seats at Riverfront

Event
1981

Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott

Event
1981

Karl B”hm, Austria conductor, dies at 86

Death
1981

Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies

Death
1982

Patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58

Death
1982

Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq

Event
1982

Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres

Event
1982

Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

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1983

Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03

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