On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1919

Historical Events

  • 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
  • Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta

Famous Birthdays

  • Heloise Bowles, columnist Heloise's mother (Hints from Heloise)
  • John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHenry John Heinz

Henry John Heinz, German-American entrepreneur who founded prepared-foods company (H.J. Heinz Company-57 varieties), dies at 74

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz

1919 Highlights

About May 14, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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