On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (PVDA, 1973-77), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • Ralph Houk, American baseball catcher, coach, manager and executive (World Series champion 1947, 52-53, coach, 58; mgr 1961-62; NY Yankees), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Haeckel, German biologist (Causes of Evolution) and philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), dies at 62
1919 Highlights

About August 9, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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