History Blog

October 14

Happy Birthday RIP David Dwight Eisenhower(1890–1969) Lillian Gish(1893–1993) Charles Everett Koop(1916–2013) Sir Roger Moore(1927–2017) Harry Anderson(1952–2018) ; Ralph Lauren(Lifschitz)–84 Gregory Evigan–70 Thomas Dolby(Robertson)–65 Isaac Mizrahi–62 Stephen Coogan–58 Karyn White–58 Usher Raymond IV–45 Maximillion Thieriot–35 ; 1926 – The children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published ; 1964 – Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence ; 1977 – Anita Bryant gets a pie thrown in her face by gay rights activist Tom Higgins after she makes derogatory remarks about homosexuals. She called us deviants then prayed, telling Mr Higgins that Rolling Stone would report the incident and he would regret it. Instead the incident ruined Bryant’s career and made her infamous for the rest of her sad life.