On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)