On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1900

Historical Events

  • Luxembourg born Michel Théato representing France wins Paris Olympics marathon in 2:59:45 ahead of another French athlete Émile Champion

Famous Birthdays

  • Arno Breker, German architect and sculptor (Third Reich), born in Elberfeld, German Empire (d. 1991)
  • Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist and writer (d. 1990)
  • Roscoe [Charles Barnet] Harvey, British soldier, born in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (d. 1996)
1900 Highlights

About July 19, 1900

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer