On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1897

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
  • Jerome Travers, American golfer (US Open 1915), born in NYC, NY (d. 1951)
1897 Highlights

About May 19, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus