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 This day in History - August 14
428 Historic Events for August 14
1941

David Crosby, LA Calif, rocker (Crosby, Stills and Nash-Southern Cross)

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1941

Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)

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1942

Sandy Gilmour, Montclair NJ, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)

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1942

Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa

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1943

-Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean

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1943

US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina

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1943

1st allied air raid on Borneo

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1943

Ronald Campbell, MP

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1943

Keith Hampson, MP

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1943

Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)

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1943

Barrie Leadbeater, cricket umpire

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1944

British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica

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1944

Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive

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1944

Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]

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1944

Russian offensive at Weichsel

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1944

Robyn Smith Astaire, jockey/wife of Fred Astaire

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1945

Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)

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1945

Steve Martin, comedian (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne)

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1945

Jennifer d'Abo, CEO (Ryman, Moyses Stevens)

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1945

Tony Scannel, actor (Bill, Blue Money) [or 1932]

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1945

Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer

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1945

Brenda Benet, Hollywood, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball)

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1945

V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II

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1946

Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate and Allie)

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1946

Alexander Curly, [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist

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