On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1919

Historical Events

  • British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Vaughn, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader ("Sail Along Sil'vry Moon"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Istv├ín Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer (La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012) [1]
  • Lady Ricketts, CEO (National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
  • Maurice Girodias, French publisher and founder (Olympia Press), born in Paris (d. 1990)
1919 Highlights

About April 12, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries