On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1914

Historical Events

  • Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Industrialist Henry Ford announces his $5 minimum per-day wage, doubled most workers pay

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge Reeves

George Reeves, American actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa (d. 1959)

  • Nicolas de StaĆ«l, French-Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
1914 Highlights

About January 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn