On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1914

Historical Events

Historic Event

Industrialist Henry Ford announces his $5 minimum per-day wage, doubled most workers pay from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day

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

Famous Birthdays

George Reeves

George Reeves [Bessolo, né Brewer], American actor (Adventures of Superman; Gone With The Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa (d. 1959)

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

About January 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn