On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1919

Historical Events

  • British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing 350
  • Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea

Famous Birthdays

  • Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist who opposed prayer in school and was murdered in 1995, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2000)
  • Roland Gaucher, French journalist, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • [Harold] Howard Keel, American actor, singer, (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Kiss Me Kate), and president of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Gillespie, Illinois (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist & suffragist, dies at 76
1919 Highlights

About April 13, 1919

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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