What Happened on May 8, 1919

Historical Events

  • 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • Appingedam soccer team forms

End of World War I

Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, leads to the creation of Remembrance Day

1919 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Leon Festinger, American psychologist, born in New York (d. 1989)
  • Lex Barker, American actor (Tarzan of the Apes; Treasure of the Silver Lake), born in Rye, New York (d. 1973)

Mordecai AnielewiczMordecai Anielewicz (1919-1943)

Jewish commander of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, born in Wyszków, Second Polish Republic

  • Soltan Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Shusha, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (d. 1974)
Born in 1919

About May 8, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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