On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1914

Historical Events

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

US 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


Famous Birthdays

  • Dallas Pratt, American collector (The American Museum in Britain), born in Islip, New York (d. 1994)
  • Doug Wright, English cricket spin bowler (34 Tests, 108 wickets; Kent), born in Sidcup, England (d. 1998)
1914 Highlights

About August 21, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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