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, manager (5 caps, Manchester City manager 1965-71, Aston Villa 1958-64, England 1974), born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (d. 1990)

Person of interestTove Jansson

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

Author and Illustrator Tove Jansson
Author and Illustrator
Tove Jansson

1914 Highlights

About August 9, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo