May 14: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On May 14, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 134th day of the Gregorian calendar is May 14th. On this day, the United States launched its first space station, Skylab; an irate mob attacked the Freedom Riders bus in Anniston, Alabama, and demonstrators were beaten; and King Henry IV of France was assassinated, delivering the kingdom to Louis XIII.

Taurus is the zodiac sign for May 14th. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, Cate Blanchett, and George Lucas all have May 14th birthdays. It’s National Buttermilk Biscuit Day today.


(May 14, 1948)
David Ben-Gurion and the Jewish People's Council declared the State of Israel on this day in 1948, just before the British mandate in Palestine expired, sparking the first Arab-Israeli war.


(May 14, 1984)
Mark Zuckerberg, an American computer programmer and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook, was born.

(May 14, 1998)
Frank Sinatra, an American singer and actor who became one of the most sought-after artists in the entertainment industry after a long career and a very public personal life, died in Los Angeles.

(May 14, 1998)
The final episode of the television situation comedy Seinfeld aired; purportedly a programme about nothing, it marked a cultural milestone in the United States.

(May 14, 2015)
B.B. King, an American guitarist and vocalist who was a key factor in the creation of blues and whose style influenced many popular musicians, died in Las Vegas.

(Died on May 14, 2019)
Tim Conway, American actor, writer, and comedian (b. 1933).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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