What Happened on May 19, 1921

Historical Events

  • Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel GĂ©lin, French actor (Obsession, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Angers, Maine-et-Loire (d. 2002)
  • Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer, translator, and Russian literature historian (Comrade's Religion), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • William H. Stewart, 10th US Surgeon General (1965-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Douglass White, American politician and jurist (9th Chief Justice of the United States), dies at 75
1921 Highlights

About May 19, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus