On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1919

Historical Events


Sport awardRose Bowl

5th Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Great Lakes, US Navy beats Mare Island, USMC, 17-0; MVP: George Halas, US Navy

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • 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)
  • Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), born in Lowland, North Carolina (d. 1997)

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, American boxer (World Middleweight title 1947-48; famous Tony Zale trilogy) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general, dies at 39
1919 Highlights

About January 1, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn