On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1919

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Hollywood film studio United Artists founded by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith
Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • NL President John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team and threw games in collusion with gamblers

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (d. 1996)
  • Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian, Oscar Award actor (Sayonara; The Red Buttons Show; The Poseidon Adventure), and singer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 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
1919 Highlights

About February 5, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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