On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1919

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

Revolutionary and President of Ireland √Čamon de Valera
Revolutionary and 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)
1919 Highlights

About April 5, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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