On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1919

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Norwegian population agrees to prohibition

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Ludden [Ellsworth], American TV personality and gameshow host (Password), husband of Betty White, born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin (d. 1981)
  • Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), born in Worksop, England (d. 1995)
  • Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66