What Happened on April 19, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
  • 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, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)