What Happened in 1914 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 420 of 420

  • Dec 11 Stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed
  • Dec 12 The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.
  • Dec 14 Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
  • Dec 15 Battle of Lodz ends; Russians retreat toward Moscow
  • Dec 15 British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea
  • Dec 15 Serbian troops retake Belgrade in Austria-Hungary
  • Dec 16 French offensive in Artois (Pétain)
  • Dec 16 World War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
  • Dec 17 Austrian troops beat Russians in Limanova Poland
  • Dec 17 Great Britain declares Egypt a protectorate
  • Dec 17 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities
  • Dec 21 1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charles Chaplin
  • Dec 21 2,800 African miners strike at the Van Rhyn Deep mines in a bid to redress some of their grievances
  • Dec 23 World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Dec 24 German plane drops bombs on Dover England
  • Dec 25 Legendary "Christmas Truce" takes place on the battlefields of WWI between British and German troops. Instead of fighting, soldiers exchange gifts and play football.
  • Dec 26 The US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, but this same day the German announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; this will weaken America's protest
  • Dec 28 Turks are repulsed by the Russians after fighting in Armenia for weeks
  • Dec 31 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
  • Dec 31 As the year ends, the world finds itself engulfed in a war that would have seemed like and unimaginable nightmare only six months before

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 546

  • Sep 7 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • Sep 8 Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)
  • Sep 8 Hillary Brooke, Abbott & Costello's neighbor (Hillary)
  • Sep 10 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)
  • Sep 12 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988)
  • Sep 12 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 13 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician
  • Sep 14 Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 14 Michael Spisak, composer
  • Sep 14 Pietro Germi, Genoa Italy, actor/director (Divorce Italian Style)
  • Sep 14 Lída Baarová, Czech actress (d. 2000)
  • Sep 14 Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Robert McCloskey, American author (d. 2003)
  • Sep 14 Robert S. Dietz, Westfield New Jersey, American Geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961
  • Sep 15 Creighton Abrams, US, army general (Vietnam War)
  • Sep 15 Jens Otto Krag, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72)
  • Sep 15 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Allen Funt, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 17 Shin Kanemaru, politician
  • Sep 18 Jack Cardiff, British film director
  • Sep 19 Rogers Morton, US Secretary of Interior (1968-75), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sep 20 Kenneth More, England, actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House)
  • Sep 21 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Sep 23 Norman Cazden, composer
  • Sep 23 Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Sultan of Brunei (d. 1986)
  • Sep 24 Andrzej Panufnik, composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 24 Hein J M Jordans, Dutch conductor
  • Sep 24 Herb Jeffries, actor (Where's Huddles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 24 Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia, who dismissed Whitlam government (d. 1991)
  • Sep 25 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist
  • Sep 26 Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)
  • Sep 28 Harold Taylor, Canada, educator (Art & the Future)
  • Sep 28 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • Sep 28 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove
  • Oct 1 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Oct 1 Michael Goodliffe, Cheshire England, actor (5th Day of Peace)
  • Oct 2 Albe Vidakovic, composer
  • Oct 2 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
  • Oct 2 Charles Drake, Bayside actor (Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 2 Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)
  • Oct 2 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Oct 3 Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher
  • Oct 4 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Oct 4 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian anthropologist and explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku), born in Larvik (d. 2002)

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • Oct 7 Alfred Drake, [Capurro], singer/actor (Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 Sarah Churchill, actress (All Over Town, Royal Wedding), born in London, England
  • Oct 9 Edward Andrews, Griffin GA, actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat)
  • Oct 9 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • Oct 10 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 11 Edward J Day, US Postmaster General (1961)
  • Oct 14 Dick Durrance, American skier (d. 2004)
  • Oct 16 Christian J Modeste, gypsey king
  • Oct 17 Albert Markos, composer
  • Oct 17 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)
  • Oct 17 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur
  • Oct 19 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
  • Oct 20 Fayard Nicholas, US, actor (Big Broadcast of 1936)
  • Oct 21 Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist
  • Oct 23 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (Bkln, NY Yankees)
  • Oct 25 John Berryman, American poet (Friends & Associates)

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Oct 26 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)

  • Oct 27 Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)
  • Oct 27 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 Jonas Salk, medical scientist who created the polio vaccine, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Oct 28 Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Robert Davis, U.S. Congressman (d. 1988)
  • Oct 30 Marion Ladewig, Mich, bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63)
  • Oct 30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
  • Oct 30 Patsy Montana Ruby Blevins, singer
  • Oct 30 Richard E Holz, American composer
  • Oct 31 Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (d. 1988)
  • Oct 31 John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer (d. 1995)
  • Nov 1 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • Nov 2 Ray Walston, actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 2 Johnny Vander Meer, baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Nov 3 Hallgrimur Helgason, composer
  • Nov 5 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73)
  • Nov 5 Alton Tobey, American artist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 6 Jonathan Harris, actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space)
  • Nov 7 R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, US, sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)
  • Nov 8 Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
  • Nov 8 Norman Lloyd, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 9 Colin Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War
  • Nov 11 Daisy Bates, publisher/head (Arkansas NAACP)
  • Nov 11 Hansje Toussaint, [Hermina A Schenk], singer (Sing of the Cross)
  • Nov 11 Howard Fast, screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 11 Perry Bass, Texas billionaire
  • Nov 11 Henry Wade, American lawyer (d. 2001)
  • Nov 12 Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx, Dutch theologist
  • Nov 12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Nov 12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Nov 14 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist
  • Nov 14 Florentine Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, Dutch black widow/Nazi
  • Nov 14 Ken Carson, Coalgate Oklahoma, singer (Garry Moore Show)
  • Nov 15 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
  • Nov 15 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 17 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Nov 20 Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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