August 14 is the 226th day of the year There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1935 – Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
+ 1936 – Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last known public execution in the United States.
+ 1967 – UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
+ 1975 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.
+ 2015 – The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba–United States relations were broken off.
( Births )
+ 1851 – Doc Holliday, American dentist and gambler (d. 1887)
+ 1941 – David Crosby, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
+ 1941 – Connie Smith, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
+ 1945 – Steve Martin, American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter
+ 1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach
+ 1966 – Halle Berry, American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States 1986