What Happened on October 17, 1914

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Markos, Romanian composer (Torso I), born in Székelykeresztúr, Hungary (now Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania) (d. 1981)
  • Jerry Siegel, American comic book writer (co-creator, with Joe Shuster, of "Superman"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur
Born in 1914

Famous Weddings

Babe Ruth

American baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds waitress Helen Woodford (17) at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland

1914 Highlights

About October 17, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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