On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h)
  • NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic

Famous Birthdays

  • Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician

Famous Weddings

  • 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)