What Happened on February 5, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • NL President John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers

Famous Birthdays

  • George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (d. 1996)
  • Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian and actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62