Events in year of 1919

  • 01-01Belorussian SSR established
  • 01-02Anti-British uprising in Ireland
  • 01-02Lithuania gains independence
  • 01-05National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
  • 01-05Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege
  • 01-113 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • 01-11Romania annexes Transylvania
  • 01-13Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • 01-14John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, and Judge MCQuade buy New York Giants
  • 01-152 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
  • 01-15Pianist and Statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st Premier of Poland
  • 01-15Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • 01-16Prohibition ratified by 3 / 4 of states; Nebraska is 36th
  • 01-18WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
  • 01-19"Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
  • 01-21Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland
  • 01-25Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
  • 01-29Secretary of State proclaims 18th amendment (prohibition)
  • 01-30Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army
  • 02-01Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • 02-02Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • 02-03League of Nations 1st meeting (Paris)
  • 02-03Socialist conference convenes (Berne Switzerland)
  • 02-05NL President John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team and threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • 02-061st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • 02-11Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected President of Germany
  • 02-14United Parcel Service forms
  • 02-15American Legion organizes in Paris
  • 02-18Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals
  • 02-19Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois (Paris)

People born in year of 1919

  • 01-01Carole Landis: Fairchild, Wisconsin -- Actress (One Million BC, Topper Returns)
  • 01-03Jesse White: Buffalo, New York -- Actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid)
  • 01-04Al "Jazbo" Collins: NYC, New York -- DJ (Tonight! America After Dark)
  • 01-06Sylvia Syms: US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
  • 01-11Veda Ann Borg: Boston, Massachusetts -- Actress (Avalanche, Accomplice)
  • 01-13Army Archerd: Hollywood columnist / TV host (Movie Game)
  • 01-14Giulio Andreotti: 7 x Premier (Italy)
  • 01-16Bob Boucher: Kent, Ohio -- Orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • 01-18Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas: Santiago, Chile -- Composer
  • 01-19Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann]: New Brunswick, Canada -- Actor (Valentino)
  • 01-19Dharam Singh: India -- Field hockey player (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-20Alex Nicol: Ossining, New York -- Actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
  • 01-20Royalton Kisch: Conductor
  • 01-20Stepan Lucky: Composer
  • 01-21Jinx Falkenburg: Barcelona, Spain -- Actress (Masquerade Party)
  • 01-23Bob Paisley: English soccer player / trainer / manager of FC Liverpool
  • 01-23Nina Dumbadze: USSR -- Discus thrower (1952 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-24Leon Kirchner: Brooklyn, New York -- Opera composer (Lily)
  • 01-24Nora Beloff: Journalist / author
  • 01-25Edwin Newman: NYC, New York -- Newscaster / journalist / author (NBC-TV, Comment)
  • 01-25Patricia Louise Dalton: Chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • 01-27H D Halsey: Bishop of Carlisle
  • 01-27Nina Milkina: Pianist
  • 01-29Norman F Simpson: British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • 01-30Robert Suter: Composer
  • 01-31Lord Lowry
  • 02-02Allie Reynolds: New York Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • 02-02Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa: Switzerland -- Vocalist
  • 02-04Frank van Klingeren: Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • 02-05Andrea George Papandreou: Greek Premier (1981-89, 93- )

People died in year of 1919

  • 01-06Theodore Roosevelt: 26th President (1901-09), dies in New York at 60
  • 01-08Peter Altenberg: Writer, dies at 59
  • 01-15Karl Liebknecht: Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
  • 01-15Rosa Luxemburg: Marxist revolutionary, murdered
  • 01-16Jaroslav Jeremias: Composer, dies at 19
  • 01-18John C F: Son of English King George V, dies at 13
  • 01-31Paul Lindau: German playwright / critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • 02-02Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux: Composer, dies at 55
  • 02-05Vasili V Rozanov: Russian philosopher / writer, dies at 62
  • 02-06Friedrich W Mengelberg: German Sculptor / painter, dies at 81
  • 02-15Pieter K Pel: Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • 02-21Giovanni Bolzoni: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-21Habib Ullah Chan: Emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • 02-21Karl von Hohenzollern: Prince of Belgium
  • 02-21Kurt Eisner: Premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • 02-24Josephine McGill: Composer, dies at 41
  • 03-05Jozef Surzynski: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-08Auguste Tolbecque: Composer, dies at 88
  • 03-11Harald Fryklof: Composer, dies at 36
  • 03-16Sigurd von Koch: Composer, dies at 39
  • 03-23Jean HL Bossard: Actor / impresario (2 Orphans), dies at 45
  • 04-03Paul Geisler: Composer, dies at 62
  • 04-04William Crookes: English chemist / physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • 04-06Stefan Surzynski: Composer, dies at 63
  • 04-10Emiliano Zapata: Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • 05-02Gustav Landauer: German socialist
  • 05-06Frank Lyman Baum: Author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62
  • 05-17Bohumil Pazdirek: Composer, dies at 80
  • 05-20Jacob Verdam: Philosopher
  • 05-24Amado Nervo [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo]: Mexican poet, dies at 48

Events in year of 1920

  • 01-0210,000 US union and socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
  • 01-03New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000
  • 01-041st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
  • 01-04Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
  • 01-05Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to New York Yankees
  • 01-05New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth
  • 01-10League of Nations established
  • 01-10Montreal Canadiens (14) and Tor St. Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
  • 01-10Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
  • 01-11French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
  • 01-12Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
  • 01-13New York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
  • 01-1618th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
  • 01-161st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
  • 01-16Georgia declares independence
  • 01-17Paul Deschanel elected President of France
  • 01-19Alexandre Millerand forms French government
  • 01-19US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
  • 01-20Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
  • 01-23Dutch refuse to turn over ex-kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to allies
  • 01-29Walt Disney starts 1st job as an artist; $40 week with KC Slide Company
  • 01-311st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
  • 01-31Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates
  • 02-011st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)
  • 02-01Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police
  • 02-01Soccer team Quick Boys forms
  • 02-02Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)
  • 02-02France occupies (German) Memel territory
  • 02-02Tarto / Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence
  • 02-06Saarland administrated by League of Nations

People born in year of 1920

  • 01-01Elisabeth Andersen [Anna de Bruyn]: Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
  • 01-01Roger Peacock: Writer
  • 01-02Duke of Devonshire: English large landowner / art collector
  • 01-02Isaac Asimov: Russia -- Scientist / writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)
  • 01-02Penelope Jessel: Politcal activist
  • 01-02Peter Harrison Swan: Bomber pilot / stockbroker
  • 01-04Benito Perez Galdos: Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
  • 01-04William Egan Colby: CIA director (Nixon)
  • 01-05Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Brescia, Italy -- Pianist
  • 01-06Earl Kim: Composer
  • 01-06Early Wynn: Hartford, Alabama -- Baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
  • 01-06Sun Myung Moon: Evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies)
  • 01-07Albert Meltzer: Anarchist
  • 01-07Aubrey Brabazon: Jockey / trainer
  • 01-07Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington: Engineer / Industrialist
  • 01-08Hendrikus J Wittebold: Civil servant / resistance fighter
  • 01-10Georges Marchal: Nancy, France -- Actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • 01-11John Powell: Campaigner
  • 01-12James Farmer: Marshall -- Civil rights leader
  • 01-14Bertus de Harder: Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 01-14George Herman: Newsman (CBS-TV)
  • 01-15John Junor: British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
  • 01-16Elliot Reid: NYC, New York -- Actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
  • 01-17Joseph George Handy Hendleman: Musician
  • 01-17Nora Kaye: NYC, New York -- Prima ballerina
  • 01-20DeForest Kelley: Atlanta, Georgia -- Actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)
  • 01-20Peter Clemoes: Anglo-Saxon Scholar
  • 01-20Richard John Copeland Atkinson: Archaeologist
  • 01-20Sam M Gibbons: (Rep-D-Florida, 1963- )
  • 01-21Donald Cuthbert Coleman: Economic historian

People died in year of 1920

  • 01-16Reginald De Koven: Composer, dies at 60
  • 01-25Amadeo Modigliani: Italian Sculptor / painter, dies at 35
  • 01-26Matthias Enzberger: German Minister of finance, murdered
  • 02-07Alexander Koltsjak: Admiral / leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed
  • 02-08Richard Dehmel: Writer, dies at 56
  • 02-12Emile Sauret: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-12Jean Allemane: French socialist / communard (allemanisten), dies at 77
  • 02-20Robert E Peary: US pole explorer (North Pole, 6 / 4 / 1909), dies at 63
  • 02-25Aloys: Liechtenstein nobleman / politician, dies at 73
  • 02-26Ludwig Rubiner: Writer, dies at 38
  • 02-27Alexandru D Xenopol: Romanian historian, dies at 72
  • 03-01Joseph Trumpeldor: Killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack
  • 03-08Rafael Obligado: Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
  • 03-20Venustiano Carranza: President Mexico (1915-20), murdered at 60
  • 03-21Federigo Tozzi: Ital writer / journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
  • 03-27Johan G Danser: Dutch Poet (Meetings), dies at 26
  • 04-03Homer Newton Bartlett: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-08Charles Tomlinson Griffes: US Composer (White Peacock), dies at 35
  • 04-10Moritz B Cantor: German mathematician, dies at 90
  • 04-10Tryggve Andersen: Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53
  • 04-15Jacob van Stolk Azn: Art collector, dies at 74
  • 04-16John Conrad Nordqvist: Composer, dies at 80
  • 05-10John Wesley Hyatt: Inventor / plastics pioneer
  • 06-13Essad Pasja: Albanian military man / minister, murdered at peace confer
  • 06-15Michel-Gaston Carraud: Composer, dies at 55
  • 06-30Lena Christ: Writer, dies at 38
  • 07-05Max Klinger: German graphic artist / Painter / sculptor, dies at 63
  • 07-10John A "Jacky" Kilverston: Adm / designer (dreadnought), dies at 79
  • 07-26Carlos Troyer: Composer, dies at 83
  • 08-01Bal Gangadhar Tilak: British-Indian hindu leader