On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1919

Historical Events

  • "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Kingman Brewster, American educator and president of Yale University, born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • Max Dendermonde [Hendrik Hazelhoff], Dutch literary, born in Winschoten, Netherlands (d. 2004)
1919 Highlights

About June 17, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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