On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1914

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin

Actress Marie Dressler
Marie Dressler
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 2,800 African miners strike at the Van Rhyn Deep mines in a bid to redress some of their grievances

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter, born in Hlebine, Croatia (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies
1914 Highlights

About December 21, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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