What Happened on December 8, 1914

Historical Events

  • Battle of the Falkland Island: British Royal Navy destroys a German battle squadron
  • Boers rebelling against the British in South Africa suffer several defeats, with one of their leaders, General Beyers, accidentally drowning

Music Premiere

Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC

1914 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Corbett Davis, American NFL football fullback, 1938-42 (Cleveland Rams), born in Lowell, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), born in Cobar, NSW (d. 2003)
Born in 1914

Famous Deaths

  • Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861)

About December 8, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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