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 (1914-2001)

Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire

Born in 1914

Famous Deaths

  • Roque Saenz Pena, Argentine politician and lawyer (President of Argentina 1910-14), dies in office at 63
1914 Highlights

About August 9, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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