On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1919

Historical Events

  • French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
  • Leslie Irvin of US makes first premeditated free-fall parachute jump
  • Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gil Langley, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2001)
1919 Highlights

About April 19, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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