On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEmil Fischer

[Hermann] Emil Fischer, German chemist, discovered Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), commits suicide at 66

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Emil Fischer

1919 Highlights

About July 15, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer