On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1914

Historical Events

  • 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.

Historic Event

US President Woodrow Wilson proclaims Mother's Day

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, born in Barletta, Italy (d. 2005)
  • Frank Chacksfield, English pianist, arranger and orchestra leader, born in Battle, England (d. 1995)
  • Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer
  • Theodore Kheel, labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices)
  • [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • C. W. Post, American food manufacturer of breakfast cereals, commits suicide at 59
1914 Highlights

About May 9, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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