On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1918

Historical Events

  • David Loyd George's coalition Government wins a clear majority in the UK general election

Music Premiere

Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC

  • Sinn Féin candidates win 73 of 105 Irish seats in UK general election, though all will refuse to take seats in Westminster, instead meeting at a Dail Eireann in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, born in Bellur, Kolar district, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 2014)
  • James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), born in LaSalle, Illinois (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Sidónio Pais, Portuguese politician (4th President of Portugal, 66th Prime Minister of Portugal), murdered at 46
1918 Highlights

About December 14, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius