Events in year of 1914

  • 01-011st scheduled airline flight, St. Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • 01-01Northern and Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • 01-02Philips installs research department in Eindhoven
  • 01-05Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40 / 9-hr day to $5.00 / 8-hr day
  • 01-06Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • 01-071st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
  • 01-10Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 seconds in Oslo
  • 01-13IWW-leader / songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 01-14Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
  • 01-16Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
  • 01-24Opera "Madeleine, " premieres in New York City
  • 01-26600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
  • 01-281st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
  • 01-28Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated
  • 02-01New York Giants and Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 02-01Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • 02-01Tanganyika Railway opens
  • 02-04US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
  • 02-07Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
  • 02-07Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, San Francisco
  • 02-08General Zamon becomes President of Haiti
  • 02-13American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers-ASCAP forms in New York City
  • 02-14High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
  • 02-161st airplane flight (Los Angeles to San Francisco)
  • 02-21White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
  • 02-26New York Museum of Science and Industry incorporated
  • 02-28Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (San Francisco)
  • 03-01Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named Director of British Petroleum
  • 03-07Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
  • 03-09Henry Colijn appointed as Director of Bataafsche Petroleum Company

People born in year of 1914

  • 01-03Jean Louvel: Flemish pianist / conductor / composer
  • 01-04Mohammed Sahir: Shah (Afghanistan)
  • 01-06Arnold Richardson: Composer
  • 01-06Danny Thomas: Deerfield, Michigan -- Comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 01-06David Bruce: Kankakee, Illinois -- Actor (Harry-Beulah)
  • 01-08Charles Borromeo Mills: Composer
  • 01-09Derek Allhusen: England, United Kingdom -- Equestrian (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-09Kenny [Klook] Clarke: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Jazz / drummer, composer (Epistrop)
  • 01-10Claude Gallimard: France -- Publisher
  • 01-10Polly Rowles: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie)
  • 01-11Dorothy Jeakins: Costume designer
  • 01-12Edqard John Gurney: Politician
  • 01-14Harold Russell: Actor (Best Years of Our Life)
  • 01-15Lord Dacre of Glanton: British historian
  • 01-16Roger Aubert: Belgium -- Church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • 01-18Arno Schmidt: Writer
  • 01-20Wensley Pithey: Cape Town, South Africa -- Actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
  • 01-22Dimitri Dragatakis: Composer
  • 01-22Suzanne Danco: Belgian singer
  • 01-23Napoleon L Bonaparte: French pretender to the throne
  • 01-26Kaye Webb: English writer / publisher (Puffin Club)
  • 01-27Anna Larina: Revolutionary
  • 01-30David Wayne: Traverse City, Michigan -- Actor (Andromeda Strain, Adams Rib)
  • 01-30John Ireland: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral)
  • 01-31Carey Lofton: Blountsville, Florida -- Actor (Skinner-Troubleshooters)
  • 01-31Jersey Joe Walcott: Heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)
  • 02-03Felix Kelly: Artist
  • 02-04Alfred Andersch: German writer (Red Head)
  • 02-04Ida Lupino: London, England -- Actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
  • 02-05Alan Hodgkin: British physicist (Nobel 1963)

People died in year of 1914

  • 01-03Stephane Raoul Pugno: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-04Silas Weir Mitchell: US Physician / Author (Free Quaker), dies at 84
  • 01-11Ambrose Bierce: Writer, dies at 71
  • 01-13Bernardus H Heldt: Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • 01-13Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-20Emil Liebling: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-20Henry Southwick Perkins: Composer, dies at 80
  • 01-22Frederik Rung: Composer, dies at 60
  • 02-06J Albert Neuhuys: Dutch Painter (Hague School), dies at 69
  • 02-25John Tenniel: British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • 03-01Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin: Composer, dies at 47
  • 03-12George Westinghouse: US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67
  • 03-16Gaston Calmette: Editor (Le Figaro), killed by Mme Caillaux at 55
  • 03-23Teunis Stoel: Actor, dies at 62
  • 03-28Hanus Trnecek: Composer, dies at 55
  • 03-31Ch Morgenstern: Writer, dies at 42
  • 04-01Rube Waddell: Baseballer, dies at 37 of tuberculosis
  • 04-12Josef Nesvera: Composer, dies at 71
  • 04-14Paul Ehrenreich: German etnologist / mythologist, dies at 58
  • 04-16George W Hill: US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
  • 04-19Charles Pierce: Philosopher / scientist
  • 05-07Edward Mollenhauer: Composer, dies at 87
  • 05-17Peter Leyten: Bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • 05-25Paolo Giorza: Composer, dies at 81
  • 05-27Joseph Wilson Swan: Physicist / chemist
  • 05-28Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld: Composer, dies at 76
  • 06-06Walter T Watts-Dunton: England, lawyer / Poet / writer (Aylwin)
  • 06-21Glauco Velasquez: Composer, dies at 30
  • 06-28Franz Ferdinand: Austrian Archduke (Sarajevo, Bosnia), assassinated
  • 06-28Sophie: Princess of Austria, assassinated

Events in year of 1915

  • 01-01DW Griffith shows "Clansman" at a sneak preview
  • 01-01Jews of Laibach Austria expelled
  • 01-041st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho
  • 01-04Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops
  • 01-09Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, San Francisco
  • 01-11Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000
  • 01-12House of Reps rejects proposal to give women right to vote
  • 01-13Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
  • 01-13W Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles
  • 01-15Japan claims economic control of China
  • 01-16Congress authorizes $1 and $50 Panama-Pacific International Expo gold coin
  • 01-17Russia occupies Bukovina and Western Ukraine
  • 01-18Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
  • 01-191st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
  • 01-19Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
  • 01-21Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
  • 01-24German-British sea battle at Doggersbank and Helgoland
  • 01-25Alexander Graham Bell in New York calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco
  • 01-25Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (New York to San Francisco)
  • 01-26Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo established
  • 01-27US Marines occupy Haiti
  • 01-281st US ship lost in WWI, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)
  • 01-28US Coast Guard created from Life Saving and Revenue Cutter services
  • 01-28US President Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
  • 01-30German submarine attack on Le Havre
  • 01-311st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians
  • 02-03Turkish and German army reach Suez Canal
  • 02-04Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Miss Penitentiary
  • 02-071st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received
  • 02-072nd Battle of Masurian Lakes: German armies surrounded a Russian army

People born in year of 1915

  • 01-01Francois Bondy: Writer
  • 01-01Lewis Bingham Keeble: Town planner
  • 01-02John Hope Franklin: Historian
  • 01-05Mabel Leigh: Potter
  • 01-05Uta Graf: Singer / teacher
  • 01-06Alan Watts: Kent, England -- Writer (Book on the Taboo)
  • 01-06Don Edwards: (Rep-D-California, 1963- )
  • 01-07Herman Musaph: Dutch psychiatrist / sexologist / founder (NVSH)
  • 01-09Anita Louise: NYC, New York -- Actress (My Friend Flicka)
  • 01-09Fernando Lamas: Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Actor ("You look marvelous")
  • 01-10Dean Dixon: Zug, Switzerland -- Conductor
  • 01-12Ernest Armstrong: Miner / politician
  • 01-12Frank Annunzio: (Rep-D-Illinois, 1965- )
  • 01-12Joseph Roy George Ralston: Pilot
  • 01-12Martin Agronsky: Journalist (1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia)
  • 01-13Edward Frederick Weston Goodman: Property developer
  • 01-14Andre Frossard: Catholic columnist
  • 01-19Alvy West: Brooklyn, New York -- Orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)
  • 01-20C W Ceram [Kurt W Marek]: German / US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • 01-21Alan Hewitt: NYC, New York -- Actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian)
  • 01-23Herma Bauma: Austria -- Javelin thrower (1948 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Potter Stewart: Michigan, United States -- 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81)
  • 01-24Robert B Motherwell: United States -- Painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
  • 01-24Vitezslava Kapralova: Composer
  • 01-25Michael Duane: Educationalist
  • 01-26William Hopper: NYC, New York -- Actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason)
  • 01-27Jack Brymer: Clarinettist
  • 01-29Frederic Ramsey, Jr.: Folklorist / author
  • 01-29Halfdan Rasmussen: Danish poet / WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • 01-29Victor Mature: Louisville, Kentucky -- Actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah)

People died in year of 1915

  • 01-02Karl Goldmark: Austria-Hungarian Composer (Queen of Saba), dies at 84
  • 01-03James E Flecker: British diplomat / Novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
  • 01-15Guillaume Couture: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-07Wladyslaw Gorski: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-10Albert J-BJ Thijs: Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
  • 02-12Charles Emile Waldteufel: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-16Emil Waldteufel [Charles Levy]: French Composer (Estudiantina)
  • 02-23Robert Smalls: Reconstruction congressman, dies at 75 in South Carolina
  • 02-25George Mimot: Physician (Nobel-1934)
  • 03-13Sergei J Witte: Dutch count / Premier of Russia, dies at 65
  • 03-17Walter Crane: English Painter / cartoonist / illustrator, dies at 69
  • 04-01Johann Joseph Abert: Composer, dies at 82
  • 04-14James Hutton Brew: Pioneer of West African Journalism
  • 04-17Johannes P Kelly [Kellij]: Dutch actor / operetta writer, dies at 60
  • 04-23Rupert Chawner Brooke: English Poet (Lithuania), dies at 27
  • 04-27Alexander N Skriabin: Russ pianist / Composer (Prometheus), dies at 43
  • 05-07Alfred G Vanderbilt: US millionaire, dies aboard Lusitania
  • 05-07Alfred Scott Witherbee, Jr.: US Lusitania officer
  • 05-07Charles Frohman: Dies aboard Lusitania
  • 05-08Henry McNeal Turner: 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82
  • 05-10Albert Weisgerber: German Painter / graphic artist, dies in battle
  • 06-04William Charles Denis Browne: Composer, dies at 26
  • 06-05Brzeska: Sculptor
  • 06-07Benjamin Lambord: Composer, dies at 35
  • 06-19Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev: Russian Composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • 06-20Emil Rathenau: German industrialist (AEG)
  • 07-10Hendrik W Mesdag: Painter (Panorama Mesdag)
  • 07-15Ludwik Grossman: Composer, dies at 80
  • 07-17Francesco Fanciulli: Composer, dies on 62nd birthday
  • 07-18George William Louis Marshall-Hall: Composer, dies at 53