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Notable Historical Events for October 14th

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open

1964Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev

1949Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1958Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

1982President Reagan proclaims war against drugs

1492Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)

1979NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

1986Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)

1884George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

1960Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

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Notable Birthdays on October 14th

1930Joseph-Desire Kuku NWZA Mobutu Sese Seko, President Zaire (1965-97)

1906Hannah Arendt, Hanover Germany, political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

1644William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

1939Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)

1956Beth Daniel, Charleston South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

1888Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), Wellington New Zealand, short story writer (Aloe, Garden Party)

1974Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, musician (Dixie Chicks)

1940Sir Cliff Richard, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, English rock vocalist (Suddenly)

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Notable Weddings on October 14th

1914Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

1806German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

2006"Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

1989Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada

1964Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

1961Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

1961Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

1913Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Notable Deaths on October 14th

1977Bing Crosby, US singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

1944Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

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