1914 is a year mentioned several times in the series. Events of the year include:
- Likely birth of Teddy Schroeder (Margaret says that he is 7 in "21", which takes place in 1921).
- The Commodore makes his last and only will, leaving everything he owns to Louanne Pratt. ("To the Lost")
- Rowland Smith's family receives a Christmas turkey from Nucky Thompson. ("Blue Bell Boy")
- World War I begins in Europe.