On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1919

Historical Events

Prohibition is Ratified

The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, authorizing the prohibition of alcohol, is ratified by a majority of US states

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 19
1919 Highlights

About January 16, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn