On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1909

Historical Events

  • In his first title defence 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

  • Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Schlomo Joffe, composer
1909 Highlights

About May 19, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus