On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1919

Historical Events

  • The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising

Famous Birthdays

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 1972)

  • Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
1919 Highlights

About January 31, 1919

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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