On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1919

Historical Events

Historic Event

Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Woodrow Wilson's veto

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernhard Wicki, Austrian director and actor (Morituri, Crime & Passion), born in St. Pölten, Austria (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
1919 Highlights

About October 28, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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