What Happened in September 1919

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Frank Wedekind's "Herakles" premieres in Munich
  • Sep 2 Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago
  • Sep 2 Italy agress to general voting right/proportional representation
  • Sep 2 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Sep 3 President Woodrow Wilson set out on a tour of the USA to rouse public opinion behind the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Sep 4 British intervene in Petrograd

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Sep 4 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Sep 4 39th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Johnston beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 9 Boston's police force strikes
  • Sep 10 Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0

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Sep 10 NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • Sep 10 Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany
  • Sep 10 China becomes member of League of Nations
  • Sep 11 US Marines again send troops to Honduras
  • Sep 12 The poet Gabriele D'Annunzio organizes a militant nationalist group and takes Fiume (Rijeka) for Italy

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Sep 12 Adolf Hitler joins the obscure German Worker's Party as its seventh member, agreeing not with worker's rights, but with its German Nationalism and antisemitism

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Sep 13 Guy Bolton & George Middleton's "Adam & Eve," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 14 British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil
  • Sep 16 American Legion incorporated by an act of US Congress
  • Sep 16 Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
  • Sep 18 Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage
  • Sep 18 Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 20 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Sep 20 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
  • Sep 20 Booth Tarkington's "Clarence," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 22 -Jan 20] Steel strike in the US
  • Sep 24 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
  • Sep 25 US president Woodrow Wilson suffers a breakdown in Colorado, his health never recovers
  • Sep 27 British troops withdraw from the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
  • Sep 27 Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members
  • Sep 27 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • Sep 27 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
  • Sep 28 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
  • Sep 30 Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 30 Race riot at Elaine Arkansas

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Roy John Britten, Washington, molecular biologist (repeated DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 2 Gideon William Waldrop, composer
  • Sep 2 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 4 Howard Morris, comedic actor (High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Wilson Greatbatch, American Inventor
  • Sep 7 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (d. 2004)
  • Sep 8 David Johan Kvandal, composer
  • Sep 8 Richard Pool, naval Officer
  • Sep 8 Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)
  • Sep 9 Jacques Marin, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo), born in Paris, France
  • Sep 9 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)
  • Sep 9 Richard Webb, Bloomington IL, actor (Invisible Monster, Git)
  • Sep 9 Gottfried Dienst, Swiss football referee (d. 1998)
  • Sep 10 John Noorda, resistance fighter
  • Sep 10 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • Sep 13 Mary Midgley, American philosopher
  • Sep 13 George Weidenfeld, British Publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • Sep 14 Deryck Cooke, British composer and musicologist, born in Leicester (d. 1976)
  • Sep 15 Fausto Coppi, Italian bicylist (world record 45,798 km)
  • Sep 15 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • Sep 16 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Milan Harasta, composer
  • Sep 16 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
  • Sep 19 Blanche Thebom, Monessen Penn, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida)
  • Sep 19 Harry Shorto, linguist
  • Sep 21 Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh)
  • Sep 21 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
  • Sep 21 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 Jack Russell, Saratoga Springs NY, singer (Your Show of Shows)
  • Sep 24 Dayton Allen, comedian (Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 24 Vaclav Nelhybel, Polanka Czechoslovakia, composer (Everyman)
  • Sep 26 Barbara Britton, actress (Young & Willing), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 26 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher
  • Sep 27 Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill)
  • Sep 27 Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actress (Dark Delusion)
  • Sep 27 James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Sep 27 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • Sep 28 Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
  • Sep 29 Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Sep 30 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 30 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 26 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Leonid N Andrejev, Russ journalist/writer (Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • Sep 24 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • Sep 27 Adelina [Adela JM] Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
  • Sep 27 Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies