What Happened on February 7, 1919

Famous Birthdays

Desmond DossDesmond Doss (1919-2006)

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

  • Ilse Pausin, Austrian pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1936) (d. 1999)
  • Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor and stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
Born in 1919

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? 104 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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