On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1909

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Schlomo Joffe, Polish-Israeli folk and classical musician and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1995)
1909 Highlights

About May 19, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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