What Happened on May 19, 1909

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

In his first title defense Jack Johnson fights 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien to a no decision in 6 rounds in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to retain his world heavyweight crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Schlomo Joffe, Polish-Israeli folk and classical musician and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1995)
  • Sir Nicholas Winton, British humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 669 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015) [1] [2]
Born in 1909
1909 Highlights

About May 19, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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