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Notable Historical Events for October 14th

1926Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

1990SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

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

1991NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

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

1978NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

1899Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

1994Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

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

1973Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

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Notable Birthdays on October 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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