On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Opposed to dismemberment of Turkey by the Allies, Mustafa Kemal declares his Turkish Nationalist Congress, headquartered in Ankara, independent of Constantinople

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Jourdan [Robert Gendre], French actor (The Paradine Case, Count Dracula, Gigi, Octopussy), born in Marseille, France (d. 2015)
  • Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)