May 14 in History
1643May 14, 1643:
Louis XIV, at four years old, becomes the King of France.
1796May 14, 1796:
The first smallpox vaccination is administered by Edward Jenner.
1832May 14, 1832: Composer and pianist, Felix Mendelssohn, premieres his concert dubbed “Hebrides” in London.
1938May 14, 1938:
The swashbuckler film, “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, is released and goes on to be counted amongst the year’s top 10 highest-grossing films.
1967May 14, 1967:
Baseball player Mickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run.
1998May 14, 1998:
“Finale”, the two-part final episode of the popular television sitcom “Seinfeld” airs to an estimated 76.3 million viewers.
- May 14, 1998:
Frank Sinatra, one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians, dies.
2015May 14, 2015:
B.B. King, American singer and guitarist credited as a blues pioneer, dies.