On This Day

What Happened on November 10, 1919

Historical Events

  • 1st observance of National Book Week
  • American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bulldog Turner, American Pro/College Football HOF center (Hardin–Simmons Uni; 7 × First-team All-Pro; 4 x Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), born in Plains, Texas (d. 1998)
  • François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)

Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the AK-47, born in Kurya, Kuryinsky District, Altai Krai, Russia (d. 2013)

  • Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire), born in Musumba (d. 1969)
1919 Highlights

About November 10, 1919

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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