On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1919

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • German Workers' Party forms, precursor to the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi)
  • Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising

Famous Birthdays

  • Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, born in Roccasecca, Italy (d. 1992)