On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1919

Historical Events

  • 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
  • Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), born in London (d. 2016)
1919 Highlights

About December 23, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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