October 14 is the 287th day of the year on the Gregorian calendar (288th in leap years). On this day, stylist Ralph Lauren, actors Roger Moore and Marcos Breda, actress Carla Camurati, singer and actor Usher, singer Kiko Zambianchi, dancer Cecília Kerche and pilot Xandinho Negrão were born.
It was on October 14, 1964 that Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality through non-violence. Luther King was an American Baptist pastor and political activist who became the most prominent figure and leader of the civil rights movement in the United States from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is widely known for the struggle for political rights through non-violence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent activism.
The day was also marked when in 1982 the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, proclaimed a War on Drugs.
1927 – Roger Moore, British actor (M. 2017). (Photograph)
1960 – Marcos Breda, Brazilian actor.
1960 – Carla Camurati, Brazilian actress and filmmaker.
1960 – Kiko Zambianchi, Brazilian musician, singer and composer.
1963 – Alexandre Frota, Brazilian actor, model and politician.
1978 – Usher, American singer and actor.
Births: important personalities and figures
1939 – Ralph Lauren, American stylist.
1960 – Cecília Kerche, Brazilian dancer.
1985 – Xandinho Negrão, Brazilian motorist. (Photograph)
1977 – Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (b. 1903).
2015 – Luís Carlos Miele, producer, presenter and Brazilian actor (b. 1938).
1926 – The children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh, by AA Milne, is published for the first time.
1964 – Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality through non-violence.
1969 – Military dictatorship in Brazil: AI-16 and AI-17 are published.
1982 – President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, proclaims a War on drugs.
2017 – A huge explosion caused by a truck bomb in Somalia kills 358 people and injures more than 400.
Holidays and events:
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