On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon and known as "Father of the Modern Day Hot-Air Balloon.", born in Bristow, Iowa (d. 2007)
  • Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn William Strutt

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt

1919 Highlights

About June 30, 1919

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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