On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1914

Historical Events

  • Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium), aka 'Wipers' during WWI begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Marion Ladewig, American ten-pin bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • Patsy Montana [Ruby Rose Blevins], American country singer, songwriter and yodeler (I Want To Be A Cowboys' Sweetheart), born in Beaudry, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), dies fighting in WWI at 31
1914 Highlights

About October 30, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio