On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1919

Historical Events

  • 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
  • Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Mendl, British record executive (Decca/Deram Records), born in London (d. 2008)
  • Pauline Betz Addie, American tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2011)
1919 Highlights

About August 6, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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