What Happened on October 18, 1919

Historical Events

  • Belvin Maynard wins the first transcontinental air race in round trip of nine days, four hours, 25 minutes and 12 seconds, race costs nine lives with 54 crashes or forced landings

Event of Interest

David Beatty is created 1st Earl Beatty, Viscount Borodale, and Baron Beatty of the North Sea and Brooksby

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita O'Day [Colton], American jazz singer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, born in Danville, Virginia (d. 2012)

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau (1919-2000)

15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
Born in 1919

About October 18, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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