On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1919

Historical Events

  • Kelud volcano on Java, erupts killing 5,160

Historic Event

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italian Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)
1919 Highlights

About May 19, 1919

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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