What Happened on January 1, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 5th Rose Bowl: Great Lakes - US Navy beats Mare Island - USMC 17-0
  • Belorussian SSR established

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to fullĀ admiral

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • Carole Landis [Frances Ridste], American actress (I Wake Up Screaming, One Million BC, Topper Returns), born in Fairchild, Wisconsin (d. 1948)

Person of interestJ. D. Salinger

J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, American novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881)
  • William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60