What Happened on January 5, 1914

Historical Events

Ford's $5 Day

Industrialist Henry Ford announces his $5 minimum per-day wage, doubling most workers pay from $2.40 for a 9hr day to $5 for an 8hr day

Famous Birthdays

George ReevesGeorge Reeves (1914-1959)

American actor (Adventures of Superman; Gone With The Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa

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

About January 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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