On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1914

Historical Events

  • Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece
  • French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
  • German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium
  • Russia invades East Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Ted Moore, South African-British cinematographer (James Bond), born in Western Cape, South Africa (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
1914 Highlights

About August 7, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo