On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president of the Republic South Africa, dies at 81
1901 Highlights

About May 19, 1901

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus