On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1914

Historical Events

  • 1st German plane bombs Paris, 2 killed

Battle of Interest

Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) in East Prussia ends in destruction of the Russian Second Army with 122,000-170,000 killed, injured or captured by the German 8th Army led by Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Bishop [Jacqueline Wells], American actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Sydney Wooderson, English athlete dubbed "The Mighty Atom" (world record 1937), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26
  • Alexander Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide after Russian defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg at 54
1914 Highlights

About August 30, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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