What Happened on August 28, 1914

Historical Events

  • World War I: Battle of Helgoland Bight (North Sea); British fleet decisively beats Germans, nearly 800 die, and over 200 wounded

Event of Interest

World War I: British General John French orders civilian evacuation of Amiens, France as German forces push in from Belgium

Battle of Interest

World War I: Third day of Battle of Tannenberg, near Allenstein, East Prussia (present-day Poland); violent German vs. Russian battles

1914 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Abraham) "Glenn" Osser, American arranger and orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue; Miss America Pageant), born in Munising, Michigan (d. 2014)
Born in 1914

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoly Lyadov, Russian composer (From the Apocalypse; Bewitched Lake), conductor, and pedagogue (St. Petersburg Conservatory, 1878-1914), dies at 59

About August 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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