On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Great Britain annexes Cyprus
  • Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk
  • Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Sheridan, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (World Series 1905, 07-08, 10), dies from effects of sunstroke at 52