April 1914 in history

April 1914 events chronologically

Apr 9 Mexican Revolution: One of the world's first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico
Apr 20 Nineteen men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner's strike
Apr 21 Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz, Veracruz
Apr 23 First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago
Apr 24 The Franck–Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society
Apr 27 Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1914

Apr 2 Alec Guinness an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations , Fagin in Oliver Twist , Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai , Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia , Yevgraf in Doctor Zhivago , and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India. He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Apr 3 Sam Manekshaw an Indian military leader who was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. His distinguished military career spanned four decades and five wars, beginning with service in the British Indian Army in World War Manekshaw rose to become the eighth chief of staff of the Indian Army in 1969 and under his command, Indian forces conducted victorious campaigns against Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 that led to the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971
Apr 4 Marguerite Duras a French writer and film director.
Apr 8 María Félix a Mexican film actress. She is considered one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She was also considered one of the most beautiful film actresses of her time, and one of the greatest erotic myths of Spanish-language cinema. Along with Pedro Armendáriz and Dolores del Río, she is one of the most important figures of Latin American cinema of the 1940s and 1950s
Apr 11 Norman McLaren a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada. He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn-on-film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound
Apr 22 Michael Wittmann a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War. Wittmann rose to the rank of SS-Hauptsturmführer and was a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross holder
Apr 26 Bernard Malamud an American author of novels and short stories. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the best known American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball novel, The Natural, was adapted into a 1984 film starring Robert Redford. His 1966 novel The Fixer, about antisemitism in Tsarist Russia, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1914

Apr 1 Rube Waddell an American southpaw pitcher in Major League Baseball. In his thirteen-year career he played for the Louisville Colonels , Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Orphans in the National League, and the Philadelphia Athletics and Louis Browns in the American League. Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Waddell was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946
Apr 2 Paul Heyse a distinguished German writer and translator. A member of two important literary societies, the Tunnel über der Spree in Berlin and Die Krokodile in Munich, he wrote novels, poetry, 177 short stories, and about sixty dramas. The sum of Heyse's many and varied productions made him a dominant figure among German men of letters. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910 "as a tribute to the consummate artistry, permeated with idealism, which he has demonstrated during his long productive career as a lyric poet, dramatist, novelist and writer of world-renowned short stories." Wirsen, one of the Nobel judges, said that "Germany has not had a greater literary genius since Goethe." Heyse is the fourth oldest laureate in literature, after Doris Lessing, Theodor Mommsen and Jaroslav Seifert
Apr 8 Jakub Arbes an influential Czech revolutionary, intellectual and writer. He is best known as the creator of the literary genre called romanetto and spent much of his professional life in France
Apr 9 Empress Shōken empress consort of Emperor Meiji of Japan.
Apr 16 George William Hill an American astronomer and mathematician.
Apr 19 Charles Sanders Peirce an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist, sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism". He was educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist for 30 years. Today he is appreciated largely for his contributions to logic, mathematics, philosophy, scientific methodology, and semiotics, and for his founding of pragmatism
Apr 26 Eduard Suess an Austrian geologist who was an expert on the geography of the Alps. He is responsible for hypothesising two major former geographical features, the supercontinent Gondwana and the Tethys Ocean