This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, 14 August is the 226th day of the year and the 227th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 14 August as well as the birthdays of famous people.
The Bombay High Court was one of the three High Courts in India established at the Presidency Towns by Letters patent granted by Queen Victoria, bearing date June 26, 1862. It was inaugurated on August 14, 1862 under the High Courts Act, 1861.
The act, which was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, provided benefits to the unemployed, retirees, and the disabled.
The South Asian country was part of British India Empire, until August 14, 1947, when the region held by the British was partitioned into India and Pakistan. The new country became a part of the commonwealth and appointed Liaquat Ali Khan as its first Prime Minister.
Johnny Lever is an Indian actor and comedian who is known for his works in Hindi cinema. He is one of the first stand-up comedians in India.
Ace comedian and actor Johnny Lever was born on this day, 14 August 1957. A chance discovery by Sunil Dutt during a musical orchestra show landed him his first film Dard Ka Rishta (1982). He went on to tickle the audience’s funny bones with his roles in films like Judaai (1997), pic.twitter.com/3QLLAItuDi— Cinemaazi (@cinemaazi) August 14, 2021
Sunidhi Chauhan was born on 14 August 1983, in New Delhi, India. Her father, Dushyant Kumar Chauhan, who is from Uttar Pradesh, is a theatre personality at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra.
The Olympic-style games meet was organised by the International Olympic Committee and was held in Singapore. Like the games, the Youth Olympics are held every 4 years and have both summer and winter versions. The first Winter Youth Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012.
The first Youth Olympic Games was held in Singapore in 2010. pic.twitter.com/36e3fknGLe— FactBuffet (@FactBuffet) July 1, 2021
Shammi Kapoor, known as the Elvis Presley of India, died on August 14, 2011. He was one of the gems in the Kapoor family.
Shamsher Raj Kapoor alias Shammi Kapoor had that X-factor about him which no one could define, a factor that catapulted him to stardom and undiminished popularity. Today (14 August 2011) is the death anniversary of the actor, considered the Elvis Presley of India! #ShammiKapoor pic.twitter.com/x86DMTJCrP— Cinemaazi (@cinemaazi) August 14, 2020
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100-metres at the Rio de Janeiro Games, becoming the first person to win the event in three consecutive Olympics; he later claimed an unprecedented third straight gold medal in the 200-metres.
On this Day in 2016: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100-metres at the Rio de Janeiro Games, becoming the first person to win the event in three consecutive Olympics; he later claimed an unprecedented third straight gold medal in the 200-metres / @Britannica pic.twitter.com/6Fdlij0xig— Neil (@NPSusa) August 14, 2020