MILESTONES: August 14 birthdays for Mila Kunis, Halle Berry, Tim Tebow
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Seven Beauties” director Lina Wertmuller, who was born in 1928; “Summer Breeze” singer Darrell Crofts, who was born in 1940; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby, who was born in 1941; “The Jerk” star Steve Martin, who was born in 1945; “Kate & Allie” star Susan Saint James, who was born in 1946; romance novelist Danielle Steel, who was born in 1947; International Swimming Hall of Famer Debbie Meyer, who was born in 1952; former Commander of U.S. Forces – Afghanistan Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who was born in 1954; “Sister, Sister” star Jackee Harry, who was born in 1956; Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden, who was born in 1959; Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, who was born in 1959; Oscar-winner Halle Berry, who was born in 1966; “JAG” star Catherine Bell, who was born in 1968; “That ’70s Show” star Mila Kunis, who was born in 1981; and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, who was born in 1987.
ALLIED FORCES: The Atlantic Charter was signed on this day in 1941. The eight-point agreement was signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minster Winston Churchill. The charter grew out of a three-day conference aboard a ship in the Atlantic Ocean off the Newfoundland coast and stated policies and hopes for the future agreed to by the two nations.
CODE OF HONOR: Today is Navajo Code Talkers Day. It was established by the Navajo National Council as a tribal holiday recognizing and honoring the distinguished record of the Code Talkers during World War II. The Code Talkers transmitted military messages in the Navajo language that the Axis powers were unable to decipher.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.”
—Hall of Famer Earl Weaver, who was born on this day in 1930
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