What Happened on December 21, 1914

Historical Events

Film Release

1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and 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)
Born in 1914

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Jones, England cricket all-rounder and captain (12 Tests, 3 wickets, 15 catches; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies from tuberculosis at 42

About December 21, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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