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Friday 14 September 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Engineer's Day (Romania)

Events

  • 2015 – The first observation of gravitational waves was made, announced by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations on 11 February 2016.
  • 2007 – Financial crisis of 2007–2008: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.
  • 1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1975 – The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
  • 1969 – The US Selective Service selects September 14 as the First Draft Lottery date.
  • 1960 – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
  • 1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
  • 1958 – The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 1944 – World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
  • 1914 – HMAS AE1, the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine, was lost at sea with all hands near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
  • 1723 – Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena lays down the first stone of Fort Manoel in Malta.
  • 1682 – Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.

Births

  • 1995 – Deshaun Watson, American football player
  • 1992 – Connor Fields, American cyclist
  • 1991 – Dee Milliner, American football player
  • 1989 – Jesse James, American actor
  • 1989 – Logan Henderson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Michael Crabtree, American football player
  • 1986 – Jonathan Monaghan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1985 – Delmon Young, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Paolo Gregoletto, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1985 – Trevis Smith, American football player
  • 1983 – Frostee Rucker, American football player
  • 1983 – Josh Outman, American baseball player
  • 1982 – SoShy, French-American singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Katie Lee, American chef, author, and critic
  • 1978 – Danielle Peck, American singer-songwriter
  • 1974 – Chad Bradford, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Nas, American rapper
  • 1973 – Terrell Fletcher, American football player
  • 1972 – David Bell, American baseball player and coach
  • 1972 – Notah Begay III, American golfer
  • 1971 – Christopher McCulloch, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Jeff Loomis, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1971 – Kimberly Williams-Paisley, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1970 – Ben Garant, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Craig Montoya, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1968 – Michelle Stafford, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Faith Ford, American actress
  • 1962 – Bonnie Jo Campbell, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1962 – Tom Kurvers, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Wendy Thomas, American businesswoman
  • 1960 – Melissa Leo, American actress
  • 1959 – John Berry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Beth Nielsen Chapman, American singer-songwriter
  • 1957 – Tim Wallach, American baseball player and coach
  • 1955 – Edu Manzano, American-Filipino actor and politician
  • 1955 – Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American novelist and journalist
  • 1955 – Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1954 – Barry Cowsill, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1954 – David Wojnarowicz, American painter and photographer (d. 1992)
  • 1953 – Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
  • 1950 – John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)
  • 1950 – Mike Nifong, American lawyer and politician
  • 1949 – Ed King, American guitarist and songwriter (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1949 – Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1949 – Steve Gaines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1948 – Marc Reisner, American environmentalist and author (d. 2000)
  • 1947 – Jon Bauman, American singer
  • 1946 – Jim Angle, American soldier and journalist
  • 1946 – Wolfgang Sühnholz, German-American soccer player and coach
  • 1944 – Joey Heatherton, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1942 – Oliver Lake, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer
  • 1941 – Alex St. Clair, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1941 – Bruce Hyde, American actor and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, American civil rights activist
  • 1940 – Larry Brown, American basketball player and coach
  • 1939 – DeWitt Weaver, American golfer
  • 1937 – Renzo Piano, Italian architect and engineer, designed The Shard and The New York Times Building
  • 1936 – Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1936 – Lucas Samaras, Greek-American painter and photographer
  • 1936 – Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1934 – Don Walser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1934 – Kate Millett, American author and activist (d. 2017)
  • 1933 – Harve Presnell, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
  • 1930 – Allan Bloom, American philosopher and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1930 – Eugene I. Gordon, American physicist and engineer (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Larry Collins, American-French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Jay Cameron, American reed player and saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Edmund Szoka, American cardinal (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Gardner Dickinson, American golfer (d. 1998)
  • 1927 – Jim Fanning, American-Canadian baseball player and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Martin Caidin, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1926 – Richard Ellsasser, American organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)
  • 1924 – Jerry Coleman, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Patricia Barringer, American baseball player and accountant (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Frances Bergen, American model and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Constance Baker Motley, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Alberto Calderón, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1920 – Lawrence Klein, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Kay Medford, American actress (d. 1980)
  • 1918 – Cachao López, Cuban-American bassist and composer (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – Eric Bentley, English-American singer, playwright, and critic
  • 1915 – John Dobson, Chinese-American astronomer and author, designed the Dobsonian telescope (d. 2014)
  • 1914 – Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1914 – Mae Boren Axton, American composer and educator (d. 1997)
  • 1913 – Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1911 – William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (d. 1982)
  • 1909 – Stuff Smith, American violinist (d. 1967)
  • 1907 – Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (d. 1986)
  • 1902 – Alice Tully, American soprano and philanthropist (d. 1993)
  • 1898 – Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (d. 1986)
  • 1898 – Lawrence Gellert, Hungarian-American musicologist and song collector (d. 1979)
  • 1880 – Archie Hahn, American sprinter, football player, and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1879 – Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)
  • 1872 – John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1963)
  • 1869 – Kid Nichols, American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)
  • 1867 – Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (d. 1944)
  • 1860 – Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1940)
  • 1857 – Julia Platt, American embryologist and politician (d. 1935)
  • 1736 – Robert Raikes, English philanthropist, founded Sunday school (d. 1811)
  • 1721 – Eliphalet Dyer, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1807)
  • 1643 – Jeremiah Dummer, American silversmith (d. 1718)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Fred DeLuca, American businessman, co-founded Subway (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – E. Jennifer Monaghan, English-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Tony Auth, American illustrator (b. 1942)
  • 2011 – Malcolm Wallop, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2009 – Henry Gibson, American actor and (b. 1935)
  • 2009 – Jody Powell, American diplomat, White House Press Secretary (b. 1943)
  • 2009 – Patrick Swayze, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1952)
  • 2008 – Hyman Golden, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Robert Wise, American director and producer (b. 1914)
  • 2005 – William Berenberg, American physician and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Garrett Hardin, American ecologist and author (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Jerry Fleck, American actor and director (b. 1947)
  • 2003 – John Serry, Sr., American accordion player and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2002 – LaWanda Page, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Dorothy McGuire, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2000 – Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 1995 – Maurice K. Goddard, American colonel and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1992 – August Komendant, Estonian-American engineer and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1991 – Julie Bovasso, American actress and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 1991 – Russell Lynes, American historian, photographer, and author (b. 1910)
  • 1986 – Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster, founded the Liberty Broadcasting System (b. 1921)
  • 1984 – Janet Gaynor, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 1982 – Grace Kelly, American-Monacan actress; Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)
  • 1982 – John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (b. 1933)
  • 1981 – Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1899)
  • 1981 – William Loeb III, American publisher (b. 1905)
  • 1975 – Walter Herbert, German-American conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1966 – Gertrude Berg, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1899)
  • 1966 – Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (b. 1881)
  • 1962 – Frederick Schule, American hurdler, football player, and coach (b. 1879)
  • 1959 – Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
  • 1942 – E. S. Gosney, American eugenicist and philanthropist, founded Human Betterment Foundation (b. 1855)
  • 1936 – Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1899)
  • 1936 – Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (b. 1878)
  • 1927 – Isadora Duncan, American-Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1877)
  • 1901 – William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (b. 1843)
  • 1898 – William Seward Burroughs I, American businessman, founded the Burroughs Corporation (b. 1857)
  • 1852 – Augustus Pugin, English architect and critic, designed Scarisbrick Hall (b. 1812)
  • 1851 – James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian (b. 1789)
  • 1836 – Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1756)
  • 1638 – John Harvard, English-American minister and philanthropist (b. 1607)
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