On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1914

Famous Birthdays

  • Booker Collins, American jazz bassist, valve trombone, and tuba player (Mary Lou Williams and Her Kansas City Seven), born in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • William Vickrey, Canadian economist (Nobel 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, 1st woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1905), dies at 71
  • Glauco Velasquez, Brazilian composer, dies at 30
1914 Highlights

About June 21, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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