On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1919

Historical Events

  • Kelud volcano on Java, erupts killing 5,160

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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? 101 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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