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
  • Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
1914 Highlights

About May 15, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus