What Happened on August 16, 1914

Historical Events

  • German army occupies last fort at Liege, Belgian general Leman caught
  • World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
  • Zapata & Pancho Villa over run Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Edythe Wright, American big band era singer (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1935-39), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1965) [1]
  • Tullio Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948), born in Florence (d. 1999)
1914 Highlights

About August 16, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo