On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1914

Historical Events

  • Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
  • French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Midlothian CC: 21-year old Walter Hagen holds off amateur Chick Evans by 1 stroke to win the first of his 2 Open titles; first of 11 major championships

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen

Famous Birthdays

  • Dallas Pratt, American collector (The American Museum in Britain), born in Islip, New York (d. 1994)
  • Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
1914 Highlights

About August 21, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo