On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1909

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of automobile race Indianapolis 500, opens in Speedway, Indiana

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes and Diamonds), born in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • Rembt Tobias Hugo Pieter Liebrecht Alexander of Boneval Faure, Dutch lawyer and Member of parliament, dies at 83
1909 Highlights

About August 19, 1909

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo