On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1919

Historical Events

  • Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Féin creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Jinx Falkenburg [Eugenia], American actress and well-known US cover-girl model throughout 1930s-40s, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Gojong, Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (1897-1907), dies at 66
1919 Highlights

About January 21, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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