On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1919

Historical Events

  • Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung" premieres in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer ("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, born in Miles City, Montana (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies at 39
1919 Highlights

About August 30, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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