On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Desmond Doss, American soldier and 1st conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor who was the subject of the film Hacksaw Ridge, born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Ilse Pausin, Austrian figure skating pairs (Olympic silver 1936)
  • Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor and stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient who survived 31 days at sea in a small boat to seek help for the shipwrecked USS Saginaw, dies at 77
1919 Highlights

About February 7, 1919

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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