On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1911

Heartbreak and Tragedy for Captain Scott

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Norwegian Roald Amundsen's expedition is the 1st to each the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer, born in Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt German Empire (d. 1998)
  • Ota Adler, Czech-British fur trader and founder (Federal Trust), born in Kraslice, Czechoslovakia (d. 1995)
  • Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
1911 Highlights

About December 14, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius