On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1914

Historical Events

  • German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • Gordon Cullen, English architect (Townscape), born in Calverley (d. 1994)
  • Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder (5 caps; Everton, Arsenal) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, England 1974), born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (d. 1990)

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 2001)


1914 Highlights

About August 9, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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