December 14 in History
867December 14, 867:
The Roman Catholic Church elects Adrian II as its Pope.
1911December 14, 1911:
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen becomes the first person to reach the South Pole.
1960December 14, 1960:
The United States, Canada and 18 European countries sign a convention for the establishment of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
1977December 14, 1977:
The popular American dance drama film, “Saturday Night Fever” is premiered in Los Angeles.
1979December 14, 1979:
“London Calling”, an album by the English rock band the Clash is released.
1989December 14, 1989:
Pattie Santos, the lead singer of the American band known as ‘It’s a Beautiful Day’ is killed in a car accident aged 40.
1993December 14, 1993:
One of Hollywood’s first mainstream films to address HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and homophobia, “Philadelphia” is released.
2012December 14, 2012:
20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children and 8 others are killed after 20-year-old Adam Lanza embarks on a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
2015December 14, 2015:
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is premiered in Los Angeles.
2019December 14, 2019:
Toni-Ann Singh, representing Jamaica, is crowned Miss World making it the first time that winners of the world’s five major beauty pageants are black women.