On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1904

Famous Birthdays

  • Lionel Birkett, West Indian cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1998)
  • Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1983)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), born in Vilkaviškis, Lithuania (d. 1974)
1904 Highlights

About April 14, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries