What Happened in 1919 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 311

  • Aug 13 Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
  • Aug 14 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • Aug 14 Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play
  • Aug 18 Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 19 Afghanistan declares independence from UK
  • Aug 20 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
  • Aug 23 "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune
  • Aug 24 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
  • Aug 25 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • Aug 28 General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
  • Aug 30 Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung" premieres in Berlin
  • Aug 31 John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
  • Aug 31 Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group
  • Aug 31 Ukranian (Petlyura) Army recaptures Kiev
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Oct 1 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • Oct 2 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth
  • Oct 2 US President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed
  • Oct 3 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • Oct 3 Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day
  • Oct 5 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • Oct 6 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • Oct 6 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • Oct 7 First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)
  • Oct 7 Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 7 KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)
  • Oct 10 Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 11 First transcontinental air race ends
  • Oct 15 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money
  • Oct 17 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
  • Oct 19 1st US Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman - Anna Howard Shaw
  • Oct 19 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • Oct 23 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 26 B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 26 Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres in Queen's Hall London
  • Oct 26 US President Woodrow Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
  • Oct 27 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
  • Oct 28 Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Wilson's veto
  • Oct 30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
  • Nov 5 Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
  • Nov 6 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"
  • Nov 7 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • Nov 10 1st observance of National Book Week
  • Nov 10 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
  • Nov 11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • Nov 12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • Nov 14 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • Nov 15 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
  • Nov 16 Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic
  • Nov 18 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
  • Nov 20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)
  • Nov 22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • Nov 22 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week
  • Nov 27 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
  • Nov 28 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons
  • Dec 1 AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester
  • Dec 1 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • Dec 10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • Dec 10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • Dec 10 Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
  • Dec 11 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
  • Dec 15 Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 15 Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 462

  • Jun 2 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • Jun 5 Akeo Watanabe, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 5 Richard McClure Scarry, children's author/illustrator
  • Jun 6 Charles Pringle, British air marshal
  • Jun 8 Guy Overton, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour)
  • Jun 9 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player
  • Jun 10 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)
  • Jun 10 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • Jun 11 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • Jun 12 Uta Hagen, Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil)/teaches acting
  • Jun 12 Vera Hruba Ralston, Czech, actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder)
  • Jun 13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • Jun 14 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 14 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 15 Alberto Sordi, actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 15 Van Barfoot, Edinburg, Mississippi, Army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 16 Lord Aberdare, committee chairman (House of Lords)
  • Jun 17 Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Lucifer)
  • Jun 17 Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
  • Jun 17 Kingman Brewster, college president (Yale)
  • Jun 17 Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary
  • Jun 18 Edward Leadbitter, politician
  • Jun 18 Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist
  • Jun 18 Mel Brandt, American actor (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 18 Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Lab)
  • Jun 18 Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 19 Louis Jourdan, French actor (Gigi, Octopussy), born in Marseille, France (d. 2015)
  • Jun 19 Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)
  • Jun 20 Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
  • Jun 20 Ronald Hines, Dutch/British actor (Pack of Lies)
  • Jun 21 Gérard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • Jun 21 Paolo Soleri, Italian-born American architect
  • Jun 23 Muhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)
  • Jun 24 Al Molinaro, actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • Jun 26 Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
  • Jun 29 Slim Pickens, Kingsburg California, actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles)
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, American director (d. 2006)
  • Jun 30 Lee Krieger, MD, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini)
  • Jun 30 Ed Yost, American inventor (d. 2007)
  • Jul 1 Hans Bender, German poet
  • Jul 2 Johnny Bradford, Long Branch NJ, actor (Ransom Sherman Show)
  • Jul 2 Jean Craighead George, American writer
  • Jul 7 Jon Pertwee, English comic/actor (Dr Who, Worzel Gummidge)
  • Jul 7 William Moses Kunstler, defense attorney (Chicago 8)
  • Jul 8 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, born in Solingen (d. 2016)
  • Jul 9 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper
  • Jul 10 Rusty Gill, singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 12 Vera Hruba Ralston, Prague Czech, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921]
  • Jul 14 Lino Ventura, Parma Italy, actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--)
  • Jul 15 Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 16 Charles Graham, lord-lt of Cumbria UK
  • Jul 16 Choi Kyuha, President of South Korea (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (d. 1999)
  • Jul 17 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • Jul 19 Patricia Medina, actress (High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 20 Edmund Hillary, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2008)

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • Jul 24 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (d. 1999)
  • Jul 24 Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
  • Jul 25 Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)
  • Jul 26 James Lovelock, scientist
  • Jul 26 Kenneth Snowman, antiquarian
  • Jul 26 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
  • Jul 29 Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 30 Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
  • Jul 31 Curt Gowdy, Green River Wyo, sportscaster (ABC)
  • Jul 31 Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59)
  • Jul 31 Norman Del Mar, composer
  • Jul 31 Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)
  • Aug 1 Stanley Middleton, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men)
  • Aug 2 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 6 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 7 John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)
  • Aug 9 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
  • Aug 9 Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
  • Aug 10 Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant
  • Aug 10 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • Aug 12 Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
  • Aug 12 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
  • Aug 12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • Aug 13 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Huntz Hall, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 15 Benedict Kiely, Irish author
  • Aug 18 Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 19 Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Malcolm Forbes
  • Aug 22 Earl Cathcart, British major-general
  • Aug 22 Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
  • Aug 23 James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)
  • Aug 23 Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)
  • Aug 24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
  • Aug 24 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • Aug 24 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 25 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, born in Clio, Alabama (d. 1998)

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Aug 26 Ronny Graham, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 John Cox, Flemish/US painter/dir (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • Aug 27 Lord Dormand, of Eastington, British MP (Labour)
  • Aug 28 Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
  • Aug 30 Kitty Wells, Nashville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), (d. 2012)

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