On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Antwerp is officially declared the host city for the Games of the 7th Olympiad to be conducted in 1920; first post WWI Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Eamon de Valera becomes President of Dail Eireann

President of Ireland √Čamon de Valera
President of Ireland
√Čamon de Valera
  • Polish Army executes 35 young Jews

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Henley, British auditor-general, born in Beckenham, Kent (d. 2003)
  • Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), born in Gisbourne (d. 2015)