On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1914

Historical Events

  • The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerald Holtom, British artist and graphic designer (Nuclear Disarmament (ND) logo, which later became an international peace symbol), born in Twickenham, England (d. 1985)
  • Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Liebling, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, dies at 80
1914 Highlights

About January 20, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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