On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

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