On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1914

Historical Events

  • The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%

Famous Birthdays

  • Buzzie Bavasi, American MLB executive (Brooklyn & LA Dodgers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Denis Begbie, South African cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50), born in Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Watkins Lewis Africa American lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana
1914 Highlights

About December 12, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius