On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1919

Historical Events

  • After nearly 100 years of British control, Afghanistan declares itself independent

Famous Birthdays

Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

1919 Highlights

About August 19, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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