What Happened on June 19, 1914

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor

  • Hillcrest Mine Disaster: explosion at Hillcrest mine, Alberta, kills 189 men in Canada's worst mining disaster [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Cranston, American politician (Sen-D-CA, 1969-1993), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2000)
  • Anthony Bloom, Russian clergyman, broadcaster and writer (Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church for Great Britain and Ireland), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2003)
  • Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1990)
  • Lester Flatt, American bluegrass guitarist (Flatt & Scruggs - "Ballad of Jed Clampett"; "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"), born in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • Morgan Morgan-Giles, British Naval officer and politician (d. 2013)
Born in 1914

About June 19, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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