On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1919

Historical Events

  • US Major League Baseball opens a reduced 140-game season

Famous Birthdays

  • Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1990)
  • Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet military intelligence (GRU), born in Vladikavkaz, Russia (d. 1963)
  • Tālivaldis Ķeniņš, Canadian composer, born in Liepāja, Latvia (d. 2008)
1919 Highlights

About April 23, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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