On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1914

Historical Events

  • Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
  • US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: 'Everybody's nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off'

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Pepys, immunologist
  • Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • Walter "Turk" Broda, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, 5x Stanley Cup, 2x Vezina Trophy (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1935-51), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1972)
1914 Highlights

About May 15, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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