What Happened on September 28, 1914

Historical Events

  • German forces move into Antwerp, Belgium (WWI)

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Taylor, Canadian educator and college president (Sarah Lawrence College, defended academic freedom against McCarthyism), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • James Scarlett, 8th Baron Abinger, English Conservative peer who campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove, born in Datchet, Berkshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, born in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2014)
Born in 1914

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Warren Sears, US businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company), dies at 50
  • Stevan Mokranjac [Stojanovi─ç], Serbian cellist, educator and composer of choral music (Garlands), dies at 58
  • ├×orsteinn Erlingsson, Icelandic poet (Pyrnar), dies at 56
1914 Highlights

About September 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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