On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1919

Historical Events

  • Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning

Famous Birthdays

  • "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Otumba de Gómez Farías, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Niels Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
1919 Highlights

About August 24, 1919

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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