On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias

1899 Highlights

About October 19, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra