May 1914 calendar

May 1914

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1914.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1914: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1914?


  • 06 May 1914 British House of Lords rejects women suffrage.
  • 08 May 1914 US Congress approves a resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
  • 09 May 1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4.
  • 14 May 1914 Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
  • 15 May 1914 Henri Rabauds opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris France.
  • 16 May 1914 Ewing Field, near Masonic Street, opens.
  • 17 May 1914 The Protocol of Corfu is signed, recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
  • 21 May 1914 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8.
  • 24 May 1914 PFC Levski Sofia is founded at 1st men's school in Sofia (today 22nd gymnasium)
  • 25 May 1914 British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule.
  • 29 May 1914 Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
  • 30 May 1914 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 31 May 1914 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1.
  • 25 May 1914 The House of Commons of the United Kingdom passes the Home Rule Bill for devolution in Ireland.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1914?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Nearer My God to Thee
  2. - The Darktown Poker Club
  3. - Dance of the Hours
  4. - Do You Take This Woman for Your Lawful Wife?
  5. - Where Can I Meet You To-Night?


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?