People rely on history. People get the future from the past. History is our content. Acquisition-abandonment of life’s path, victory-defeat, discovery-innovation, politics-economy-socio-politics once took shape in history. To commemorate the significant events of that history, Jago News has organized a special event on this day.
August 14, 2021, Saturday. 30 Shravan 1426 BS
1438 – Invention of the printing press.
1945 – Japan’s unconditional surrender to Russia in the final stages of World War II.
1947 – Pakistan gains independence from British rule.
1867- Nobel laureate, English novelist and playwright John Golsward.
1898 – Lavanya Prabha Ghosh, a Gandhian freedom fighter in India and a leader of the Bengali language movement in Manbhum district.
1942 – Amjad Hossain, Bangladeshi actor, writer, and filmmaker.
1942 – Shahid Qadri, Bangladeshi poet, and writer. Born in Calcutta. He introduced the sense of citizenship and modernity in Bengali poetry by choosing words related to city life. The expressions of patriotism, secularism, worldview, nature and urban life have characterized the language, style, and discourse of his poetry. There are four published books of poetry. In 2011, he received the Ekushey Padak, Bangladesh’s highest civilian award. He died on August 26, 2016, in a New York hospital.
1962 – Ramiz Raja, former Pakistani right-handed batsman, and cricketer.
1966 – Halle Berry, American model, actress, producer, and world beauty.
1935 – Frederick Julio Curie, French physicist and Nobel laureate.
1956 – Bertolt Brecht, a German playwright, playwright, and poet. During the Weimar Republic era, he achieved his first success as a playwright in Munich and moved to Berlin in 1924. It was during this period that he became the leading theorist of epic drama (which he later became comfortable calling dialectical drama) and the so-called V-effect.
1972 – French novelist, playwright, and poet Jhul Ramyan.
2011 – Shammi Kapoor, popular film star, artist, and director from Mumbai, India.