14 October

1066 : Battle of Hastings


On October 14, 1066, King Harold II of England was defeated and killed by the Norman troops of the Duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror near the town of Hastings. William the Conqueror had arrived two weeks earlier with 7000 men to claim the English throne. He became the first Norman king of England on December 25, 1066.

1943 : Uprising in the Sobibor extermination camp


On October 14, 1943, 600 prisoners of the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolted against their Nazi guards and half of them managed to escape to the forest nearby. Only 50 to 70 of them survived until the end of the war. Following the uprising, the camp, where 250,000 Jews and Soviet POWs were gassed, was razed.

1944 : Rommel is asked to commit suicide


On October 14, 1944, Marshal Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox because of his successes in North Africa, was asked to commit suicide if he wanted to avoid a trial for treason because of the contacts he had with the plotters of the attack against Hitler. This magnanimity was granted because of his actions during the war and his immense popularity. He had thus a state funeral and everyone thought he had died of the wounds he received when his vehicle was bombed by the British.

1964 : Martin Luther King wins Nobel Peace Prize


On October 14, 1964, African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent struggle against racial prejudice in the United States. He was only 35 years. Its peaceful marches and calls for civil disobedience made ​​him win popular and political successes and helped to change laws.

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Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (1801)
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand writer (1888)
Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general, 34th President of the United States (1890)
Lillian Gish, American actress (1893)
E. E. Cummings, American poet (1894)
L Đức Thọ, Vietnamese politician, Nobel Peace Prize (1911)
Raymond Davis, Jr., American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1914)
Roger Moore, English actor (1927)
Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-1997) (1930)
Anatoly Larkin, American Russian physicist (1932)
Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer (1939)
Cliff Richard, English singer (1940)
Mohammad Khatami, 5th President of Iran (1943)
Justin Hayward, English musician (Moody Blues) (1946)
Greg Evigan, American actor (1953)
David Kaye, Canadian actor (1964)
Grald de Palmas, French singer (1967)
Alexandra Lamy, French actress (1971)
Jessica Drake, American porn actress (1974)
Usher , American singer (1978)
Vanessa Lane, American porn actress (1983)
Alexandra Krosney, American actress (1990)

Ils nous ont quitt un 14 October

Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (1944)
Errol Flynn, Australian actor (1959)
Paul Ramadier, French politician (1961)
Marcel Aym, French writer (1967)
Edith Evans, English actress (1976)
Bing Crosby, American actor and singer (1977)
Martin Ryle, English astronomer, Nobel Prize in Physics (1984)
Leonard Bernstein, American composer (1990)
Harold Robbins, American writer (1997)
Raymond Pellegrin, French actor (2007)
Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (2010)
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