On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Betty Jameson, American golfer (US Open 1947, Western Open 1942, 54), born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • James Reese Europe, American ragtime and early jazz arranger, composer, and bandleader in New York, and with the military in France during WWI, dies of a stab wound (received during an argument with one of his drummers), at 38
  • Ludwig Bösendorfer, Austrian piano builder, dies at 84
1919 Highlights

About May 9, 1919

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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