What Happened in February 1919

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • Feb 2 Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • Feb 3 Herbert/Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 3 League of Nations first meeting (Paris)
  • Feb 3 Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • Feb 3 The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaims the government after the 1917 revolution
  • Feb 4 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • Feb 5 NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • Feb 6 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • Feb 6 The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
  • Feb 11 Friedrich Ebert (SPD) elected president of Germany
  • Feb 14 United Parcel Service forms
  • Feb 14 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • Feb 15 American Legion organizes in Paris

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 18 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 20 French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
  • Feb 21 German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
  • Feb 21 Revolutionary strike in Barcelona

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Feb 25 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • Feb 25 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
  • Feb 26 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
  • Feb 26 Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • Feb 27 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
  • Feb 27 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • Feb 2 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • Feb 4 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • Feb 5 Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
  • Feb 5 Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian/actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • Feb 6 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • Feb 7 Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • Feb 8 Buddy Morrow, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • Feb 11 Gretchen Fraser, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 11 Eva Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (Green Acres, Gigi) (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Forrest Tucker, Plainfield Ind, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail)
  • Feb 13 Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)
  • Feb 13 Joan Edwards, vocalist (Joan Edwards Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Feb 17 Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 17 Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
  • Feb 17 Kathleen Freeman, actress (Beverly Hillbillies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 22 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, born in Libušín (d. 2007)
  • Feb 23 Johnny Carey, soccer star
  • Feb 23 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • Feb 24 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • Feb 24 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • Feb 25 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • Feb 25 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • Feb 25 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • Feb 26 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • Feb 26 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • Feb 26 Mason Adams, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 5 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • Feb 6 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • Feb 15 Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • Feb 16 Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)
  • Feb 21 Giovanni Bolzoni, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 21 Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • Feb 21 Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • Feb 21 Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • Feb 21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86
  • Feb 24 Josephine McGill, composer, dies at 41
  • Feb 25 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)