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Ab urbe condita 2672
Armenian calendar 1368
Bahá'í calendar 75 – 76
Buddhist calendar 2463
Coptic calendar 1635 – 1636
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Hebrew calendar 5679 5680
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1974 – 1975
 - Shaka Samvat 1841 – 1842
 - Kali Yuga 5020 – 5021
Holocene calendar 11919
Iranian calendar 1297 – 1298
Islamic calendar 1337 – 1338
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(大正 8年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2579
Julian calendar 1964
Korean calendar 4252
Thai solar calendar 2462
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Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.



January 1: Iolaire sinks.

  • January 1
    • In Scotland, the HMS Iolaire sinks on the rocks; 206 die.
    • Edsel Ford succeeds his father as head of the Ford Motor Company.
    • Spartacist uprising: Socialist demonstrations in Berlin, Germany turn into an attempted communist revolution.
  • January 6Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, dies in his sleep at the age of 60.
  • January 7
    • Tragic week (Argentina)
    • Estonian Freedom War: The Soviet Army meets resistance from Estonian forces.
  • January 9Friedrich Ebert orders the Freikorps into action in Berlin.
  • January 10January 12 – The Freikorps attacks Spartacist supporters around Berlin, Germany.
  • January 11Romania annexes Transylvania.
  • January 13 – Worker's councils in Berlin end the general strike; Spartacus Week is over.
  • January 15
    • Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht are murdered following the Spartacist uprising.
    • The Boston Molasses Disaster: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, killing 21 and injuring 150.
    • Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Premier of Poland.
  • January 16 – The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition, is ratified.
  • January 18
  • January 21
    • The First Dáil Éireann meets in the Mansion House in Dublin.
    • An ambush of the police at Soloheadbeg marks the beginning of the Irish War of Independence.
  • January 23 – The Uprising of Khotin breaks out in Khotyn, Ukraine.
  • January 25 – The League of Nations is founded in Paris.
  • January 311919 Battle of George Square: British police battle strikers in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Estonian Freedom War: The Red Army is expelled from the entire territory of Estonia.

David Kirkwood being detained by police during the 1919 Battle of George Square



  • March 1 – The March 1st Movement against Japanese colonial rule in Korea is formed.
  • March 2 – First Communist International meeting in Moscow.
  • March 3 – The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the conviction of Charles Schenck.
  • March 4Communist International (“Comintern”) founded.
  • March 5A. Mitchell Palmer becomes Attorney General of the United States through recess appointment.
  • March 9 – The Egyptian Revolution of 1919 breaks out.
  • March 15 – The American Legion forms in Paris.
  • March 21 – The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established by Béla Kun.
  • March 23 – In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
  • March 31 – A general strike begins in the Ruhr.


  • April 6April 7 – The Bavarian Soviet Republic is founded.
  • April 12 – Murderer Henri Désiré Landru is arrested.
  • April 13
    • Amritsar Massacre: British and Gurkha troops massacre 379 Sikhs in the Punjab in India.
    • Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia for speaking out against the draft during World War I.
  • April 14 – The Emperor of Austria moves to exile in Switzerland.
  • April 15Save the Children Fund set up in the UK to raise money for the relief of German and Austrian children.
  • April 23 – The Constituent Assembly of Estonia convenes its first session.
  • April 25
    • The Bauhaus architectural movement is founded in Weimar, Germany.
    • ANZAC day is observed for the first time in Australia.
    • Pancho Villa takes Parral, Chihuahua, in Mexico, and executed by hanging both the mayor and his two sons.
  • April 30 – Several bombs are intercepted in the first wave of the 1919 United States anarchist bombings.


  • May 1
    • A large left-wing demonstration in France leads to a violent confrontation with the police.
    • Riots break out in Cleveland, Ohio; 2 people are killed, 40 injured, and 116 arrested.
  • May 3
    • Weimar Republic troops and the Freikorps occupy Munich and crush the Bavarian Soviet Republic.
    • Amanullah Khan attacks British government in India.
  • May 4 – The May Fourth Movement opposes foreign colonizers in China.
  • May 5 – The League of Red Cross Societies is founded in Paris.
  • May 8 - Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day.
  • May 9 – In Belgium, a new electoral law introduces universal manhood suffrage and gives the franchise to certain classes of women.
  • May 15Winnipeg workers launch a general strike for better wages and working conditions.
  • May 16
    • A U.S. Navy Curtiss aircraft (NC-4), commanded by Albert Cushing Read, departs from Trepassey, Newfoundland, bound for the Azores and thence to Lisbon, Portugal on the first transatlantic flight.
    • The Hellenic Army lands at Smyrna carried by British ships.
  • May 17 – The Committee of One Thousand forms to oppose the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • May 19Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, marking the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is also an official day of Turkish Youth.
  • May 23 – The University of California opens its second campus in Los Angeles. Initially called Southern Branch of the University of California (SBUC), it is eventually renamed the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • May 25Volcano Kelut erupts in Java, killing about 20,000.
  • May 29
    • Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested/confirmed by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe, and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.[1]
    • The (Republic of Prekmurje) formally declares independence from Hungary.
  • May 30 – By agreement with the United Kingdom, later confirmed by the League of Nations, Belgium is given the mandate over part of German East Africa (Ruanda-Urundi).


  • June 2 – Several mail bombs are sent to prominent figures as part of the 1919 United States anarchist bombings.
  • June 4Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
  • June 6 – The Hungarian Red Army attacks the Prekmurian Republic.
  • June 14 – Sir John William Alcock KBE DSC together with navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, piloted the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John's, Newfoundland to Clifden, Connemara, Ireland.
  • June 15Pancho Villa attacks Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. When the bullets begin to fly to the American side of the border, two units of the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army crossed the border to repulse Villa's forces away from American territory.
  • June 17 – British Police Sergeant Thomas Green killed during the Epsom Riot by Canadian troops
  • June 21
    • Winnipeg General Strike: Royal Northwest Mounted Police fire a volley of bullets into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two of them.
    • Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Scotland. Nine German sailors are killed.
  • June 23Estonian War of IndependenceBattle of Cēsis: The Estonian army wins in Northern Latvia against the pro-German Baltische Landeswehr.
  • June 28
    • International Labor Organization (ILO) established as an agency of the League of Nations.
    • The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.


  • July 2Syrian National Congress in Damascus. Arab nationalist announce independence.
  • July 6 – The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic by an airship.
  • July 7 – The U.S. Army sends a convoy across the continental U.S., starting in Washington, D.C., to assess the possibility of crossing North America by road. This crossing took many months to complete, because the building of the U.S. Highway System had not even commenced.
  • July 19 – The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was established at the decree of the chancellory for foreign affairs.[2]
  • July 21 – The dirigible Wingfoot Air Express catches fire over downtown Chicago. Two passengers, one aircrewman and 10 people on the ground are killed. However, two people parachute to the ground safely.[3]
  • July 27 – The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 begins when a white man threw rocks at a group of 4 black teens on a raft.
  • July 31Policemen in London and Liverpool strike for recognition of the National Union of Police and Prison Officers; over 2,000 strikers are dismissed.


Romanian troops entering Budapest

  • August 1Béla Kun's Soviet Republic collapses in Hungary.
  • August 3 – Romanian army liberates Timișoara from the Hungarian occupation.
  • August 4 – Romanian army occupies Budapest.
  • August 11
  • In Germany, the Weimar Constitution is proclaimed to be in effect. (ratified)
  • August 18 – The Bolshevik fleet at Kronstadt, near Petrograd, Russia, on the Baltic Sea, is mostly destroyed by German warplanes and torpedo boats in a combined operation.
  • August 19Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • August 16August 26First Silesian Uprising: The Poles in Upper Silesia rise against the Germans.
  • August 31 – The American Communist Party is established.




  • November 1 – The Coal Strike of 1919 begins. The United Mine Workers under John L. Lewis announce a strike for November 1, 1919. Final agreement comes on December 10.
  • November 7 – The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.
  • November 9Felix the Cat appears in Feline Follies, marking the first cartoon character to become popular.
  • November 10 – The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (until November 12).
  • November 11 – The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results in the deaths of four members of the American Legion, and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
  • November 16 – After Entente pressure Romanian forces withdraw from Budapest and let Admiral Horthy to march in.
  • November 19
    • The confirmation is announced of Einstein's general relativity theory, tested by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Crommelin during a total solar eclipse on May 29, 1919 FirstScience.
    • The Treaty of Versailles fails a critical ratification vote in the United States Senate. It will never be ratified by the US.
  • November 27
  • The Treaty of Neuilly is signed between the Allies and Bulgaria.
  • November 30 – Health officials declare that the global Spanish Flu pandemic has ended.


  • December 1Lady Astor, the second female elected to the British House of Commons (first was Constance Markievicz), became the first female MP to take her seat.
  • December 5 – The Turkish Ministry of War releases Greeks, Armenians and Jews from military service.
  • December 21 – United States deports 249 people, including Emma Goldman, to Russia on the USAT Buford.
  • December 25Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge opens (the home of the Albion Rovers F.C.) They lose the match 2–0 to St. Mirren.

Date unknown[]

  • John Maynard Keynes' book The Economic Consequences of the Peace is published in the UK.
  • Earl W. Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, along with his father John W. Bascom at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, designs and makes rodeo's first reverse-opening side-delivery bucking chute, now the world standard.
  • Les Champs Magnetiques, the first automatic book, is written by André Breton and Philippe Soupault.
  • XWA (now CINW), in Montreal, Quebec, becomes the first public radio station in North America to go on the air.
  • Various strikes occur in the United States: Strike of US railroad workers; The Longshoreman's strike; The Great Steel Strike; and a general strike in Seattle, Washington.
  • Female suffrage is enacted in Germany and Luxembourg.
  • The International Astronomical Union is founded in France.
  • The World League Against Alcoholism is established by the Anti-Saloon League.
  • The fictional character Ham Gravy debuts in Thimble Theatre Comics.
  • US President Woodrow Wilson promises eventual independence for Philippines, though subsequent Republican administrations see it as a distant goal.
  • John Moses Browning finalizes the design for the M1919 .30 (30-06) caliber medium machine gun, the first widely distributed and practical air cooled medium machine gun introduced to the US Military. It receives an official designation and production is started in the same year, a very uncommon happening. It is later reconfigured to shoot the .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) cartridge and is redesignated the M2 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun, which is still in use to this day after almost one hundred years of service, with no signs of being de-commissioned in even the far future.
  • Severe inflation in Germany has seen the Papiermark rise to 47 marks next to a American dollar by December, compared to 12 marks in April.[4]



  • January 1J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye) (d. 2010)
  • January 5Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan political theorist
  • January 10Amzie Strickland, American actress (d. 2006)
  • January 13Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables) (d. 2003)
  • January 14
  • January 15George Cadle Price, first Prime Minister of Belize
  • January 23
    • Frances Bay, Canadian actress (d. 2011)
    • Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist
    • Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
    • Bob Paisley, British football player and manager (d. 1996)
  • January 24Leon Kirchner, American composer (d. 2009)
  • January 25
    • Edwin Newman, American journalist and writer (NBC Nightly News) (d. 2010)
    • Eula Beal, American contralto (d. 2008)
  • January 26Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
  • January 27Ross Bagdasarian, American musician and actor (Alvin and the Chipmunks) (d. 1972)
  • January 30John C. Elliott, American politician and 39th Governor of American Samoa (d. 2001)
  • January 31Jackie Robinson, African-American baseball player (d. 1972)
  • February 5
    • Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
    • Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
  • February 9Langdon Brown Gilkey, American Protestant ecumenical theologian (d. 2004)
  • February 11
    • Eva Gabor, Hungarian actress (Green Acres) (d. 1995)
    • Eddie Robinson, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • February 12
    • Forrest Tucker, American actor (F Troop) (d. 1986)
    • Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and manager (d. 2005)
  • February 13Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
  • February 16Charlie Parlato, American musician (d. 2007)
  • February 18Jack Palance, American actor (d. 2006)
  • February 20
    • Joe Krol, Canadian football player (d. 2008)
    • James O'Meara, British Battle of Britain Spitfire Flying Ace (d. 1974)
  • February 24Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian international civil servant (d. 2004)
  • February 26
    • Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (d. 2003)
    • Mason Adams, American character actor (d. 2005)


  • March 2Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
  • March 4Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • March 7M. N. Nambiar, Indian film actor (d. 2008)
  • March 14Max Shulman, American comedic writer (d. 1988)
  • March 15Lawrence Tierney, American actor (d. 2002)
  • March 17Nat King Cole, African-American singer (Unforgettable) (d. 1965)
  • March 20Gerhard Barkhorn, German World War II fighter ace (d. 1983)
  • March 24
    • Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American author and publisher
    • Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005)
  • March 29Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
  • March 30McGeorge Bundy, U.S. National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
  • April 1Joseph Murray, American surgeon, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • April 8Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
  • April 13
    • Howard Keel, American singer, dancer and actor (Dallas) (d. 2004)
    • Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)
  • April 16Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
  • April 20Richard Hillary, British pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • April 22Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
  • April 24Glafkos Klerides, Cypriot president (1993–2003)


  • May 1
    • Dan O'Herlihy, Irish film actor (d. 2005)
    • Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Prime Minister of Morocco
  • May 3
    • John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (d. 2004)
    • Pete Seeger, American folk singer and musician
  • May 4Dory Funk, American professional wrestler (d. 1973)
  • May 7
    • La Esterella, Flemish singer (d. 2011)
    • Eva Perón, wife of Argentine President Juan Peron (d. 1952)
  • May 8Lex Barker, American actor (d. 1973)
  • May 14Denis Cannan, British dramatist, playwright and scriptwriter
  • May 16Liberace, American pianist (d. 1987)
  • May 17
    • Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
    • Ronald Verlin Cassill, American novelist, short story writer, editor, painter, and lithographer (d. 2002)
  • May 18Margot Fonteyn, English ballet dancer (d. 1991)
  • May 20George Gobel, American comedian (d. 1991)
  • May 23
    • Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (d. 2011)
    • Avraham Drori, Polish-born Israeli politician (d. 1964)
  • June 4Robert Merrill, American baritone (d. 2004)
  • June 11Richard Todd, Irish born British actor (d. 2009)
  • June 12Ahmed Abdallah, former President of the Comoros (d. 1989)
  • June 14Gene Barry, American actor (d. 2009)
  • June 19Pauline Kael, American film critic (d. 2001)
  • June 21Gérard Pelletier, Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • June 26Richard Neustadt, American political historian (d. 2003)
  • June 30Ed Yost, American inventor (d. 2007)


  • July 1Malik Dohan al-Hassan, Iraqi politician
  • July 6Ernst Haefliger, Swiss tenor (d. 2007)
  • July 7Jon Pertwee, British actor (d. 1996)
  • July 8Walter Scheel, President of Germany
  • July 13Grisha Filipov, leading member of the Bulgarian communist party (d. 1994)
  • July 15Iris Murdoch, Irish novelist (d. 1999)
  • July 19
    • Patricia Medina, English-born actress
    • Dallas McKennon, American actor (d. 2009)
  • July 20Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, conqueror of Mount Everest (d. 2008)
  • July 31Maurice Boitel, French painter (d. 2007)
  • August 2Nehemiah Persoff, Israeli-American character actor
  • August 8Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (d. 2010)
  • August 9Joop den Uyl, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1973 until 1977 (d. 1987)
  • August 11Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • August 13
    • Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (d. 2007)
    • George Shearing, Anglo-American jazz pianist (d. 2011)
  • August 14Isaac C. Kidd, Jr., American admiral (d. 1999)
  • August 15Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster (d. 2007)
  • August 18Walter Joseph Hickel, 2nd and 8th Governor of Alaska (d. 2010)
  • August 21Dalmiro Finol, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1994)
  • August 25George Wallace, Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)
  • August 28Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2004)
  • August 30Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (d. 2010)
  • August 31Amrita Preetam, Indian poetess and author (d. 2005)


  • September 1Gladys Davis, Canadian professional baseball player
  • September 4Howard Morris, American actor (d. 2005)
  • September 11Ota Sik, Czech economist and politician (d. 2004)
  • September 18Pal Losonczi, Hungarian politician (d. 2005)
  • September 21Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani Islamic scholar (d. 1988)
  • September 24Rick Vallin, Russian-American actor (d. 1977)
  • September 26Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher
  • September 27James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (d. 1986)
  • October 3James M. Buchanan, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • October 4 – John Sawyer (Nancy Buckingham, Christina Abbey, Erica Quest, Nancy John, Hilary London), British romance novelist (d. 1994)
  • October 5Donald Pleasence, English actor (d. 1995)
  • October 6Mohamed Siad Barre, former President of Somalia (d. 1995)
  • October 7Zelman Cowen, Governor-General of Australia
  • October 9Jason Wingreen, American actor
  • October 11Art Blakey, American jazz drummer (d. 1990)
  • October 12
    • Doris Miller, American sailor (d. 1943)
    • Mary Ainslee, American film actress (d. 1991)
  • October 16Kathleen Winsor, American writer (d. 2003)
  • October 17Zhao Ziyang, prime minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2005)
  • October 18
    • Anita O'Day, American jazz singer (d. 2006)
    • Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2000)
  • October 22Doris Lessing, British writer
  • October 23Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist (d 1992)
  • October 26
    • James E. Myers, American songwriter (d. 2001)
    • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
    • Edward Brooke, Senator from Massachusetts


  • November 3
    • Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
    • Spider Jorgensen, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
  • November 5Myron Floren, American accordionist (The Lawrence Welk Show) (d. 2005)
  • November 6Christoph Probst, German White Rose resistance member (d. 1943)
  • November 10
    • Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian firearms inventor
    • Michael Strank, U.S. Marine flag raiser on Iwo Jima (d. 1945)
  • November 14Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • November 15Roy Burden, Canadian World War II pilot (d. 2005)
  • November 18Andrée Borrel, French World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • November 19Alan Young, English-born character actor
  • November 21Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoer (d. 2006)
  • November 26Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
  • November 28Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (d. 2004)
  • December 4I. K. Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997–98)
  • December 6Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (d. 1983)
  • December 7Lis Løwert, Danish actress (d. 2009)
  • December 8Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Polish composer (d. 1996)
  • December 9William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  • December 13Hans-Joachim Marseille, German World War II fighter ace (d. 1942)
  • December 14Margie Stewart, American model and actress (d. 2012)
  • December 21Ove Sprogøe, Danish actor (d. 2004)
  • December 31Tommy Byrne, baseball player (d. 2007)




  • July 10Jean Navarre, French World War I fighter ace (b. 1895)
  • July 15Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • July 18Raymonde de Laroche, French aviatrix, the first woman to receive an aviator's license (b. 1882)
  • July 26Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
  • August 1Oscar Hammerstein I, Polish-born theater impressario and composer (born 1847)
  • August 9Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (b. 1857)
  • August 11Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born businessman and philanthropist (b. 1835)
  • August 21Laurie Doherty, British tennis champion (born 1875)
  • September 22Alajos Gáspár, Slovene writer in Hungary (born 1848)
  • September 27Adelina Patti, Italian opera singer (born 1843)
  • October 7Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
  • October 13Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
  • October 18Viscount William Astor, American financier and statesman (b. 1848)
  • November 9Eduard Müller, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1848)
  • November 15Alfred Werner, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
  • November 24William Stowell, American silent film actor & director (b. 1885)
  • December 2
    • Henry C. Frick, American industrialist (b. 1849)
    • Evelyn Wood, British field marshal and Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1838)
  • December 3Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter (b. 1841)
  • December 19Martin Savage, IRA commander (b. 1898)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsJohannes Stark
  • Chemistry – not awarded
  • Physiology or MedicineJules Bordet
  • LiteratureCarl Friedrich Georg Spitteler
  • PeaceWoodrow Wilson


  • Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, 2002, Random House.
  • Paula Phelan, 1919 Misfortune's End, 2007, ZAPmedia.

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People of the year 1919 at Familypedia

157 people were born in 1919

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Fyodor Yaroslavich of Novgorod (1219-1233)Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir (1191-1246)Rostislava Mstislavna of Smolensk (c1202-1244)
Hubert Charles Titus Aaron (1919-1941)Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Robert Fuller Abell (1919-2010)Clifford Abell (1875-1965)Jennie Ferne Loshbough (1886-1957)
Samuel Achs (1919-2014)Morris L. Achs (1890-1958)Etta Schneir (1896-1960)
Ronald Cecil Ackerman (1919-1971)Raymond Jacob Ackerman (1888-1959)Daisy May Johnson (1887-1964)
Herman Addleson (1919-1944)Louis Addleson (1880-1963)Fanny Maroz (1869-1970)
Harold Bernard Alford (1919-1999)Samuel Nathaniel Alford (1885-1961)Hattie Jane Magee (1890-1973)
Evelyn Patricia Allen (1919-2004)Albert Lynn Allen (1887-1950)Louise Virginia Hutcheson (1899-1983)
Giulio Andreotti (1919)
Mark Anthonsson (1919-1996)
Gerald Arthur Atkins (1919-1941)Bernard Beals Atkins (1896-1976)Lola Kelley (1899-1930)
Margareta Avramescu (1919-1988)Victor Avramescu (1888-1952)Marioara Rădulescu (1899-1976)
Katherine Axtell (1919-1999)
Samantha Bakst (1919-1969)
Frances Bandeira (1919-1975)Rafael Banderia (1880-1962)Rachel Pereira (1885-1972)
... further results

44 children were born to the 71 women born in 1919

268 people died in 1919

 FatherMotherAge at death
Amandine Allard (1849-1919)
Isaac Allen (1857-1919)Edward Allen (1828-1905)Sophia Mary Dean (1836-1912)
John Thomas Allen (1857-1919)John Allen (bef1857-)Mary Cook (bef1857-)
Lucy Maud Amos (1848-1919)William Amos (1812-1895)Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910)71
Henry Thomas Arbuthnot (1834-1919)George Arbuthnot (1802-1865)Augusta Amelia Adolphina Papendick (1804-1853)85
William Alexander Armstrong (1882-1919)Thomas Henry Armstrong (1845-1914)Margaret Mundy (1848-1919)
Ann Jackson Arundell (1831-1919)Thomas Arundell (1806-1860)Sarah Wood (c1801-1875)
Eliza Aspinall (1854-1919)George Aspinall (c1815-bef1881)Lucy Porritt (1822-1887)
William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919)John Jacob Astor (1822-1890)Charlotte Augusta Gibbes (1825-1887)
William Backhouse (1839-1919)John Backhouse (1817-1907)Ann Barrett (1818-1852)80
Robert Bacon (1860-1919)William Benjamin Bacon (1823-1906)Emily Crosby Low (1835-1871)
William Greatrex Bailey (1846-1919)John Bailey (c1809)Anna Maria Greatrex (c1815)73
Madison Bain (1891-1919)
Alfred Baker (1836-1919)Thomas Baker (1818-)Charlotte Sweetman (1820-1839)
Georgiana Elizabeth Balfour (1843-1919)John Balfour, 7th of Balbirnie (1811-1895)Georgiana Isabel Campbell (1820-1884)
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16321 people lived in 1919

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Marcelo (Lamadrid) Madrid (1859-1921)Timoteo (Lamadrid) MadridFrancisca Alguevar
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Fyodor Yaroslavich of Novgorod (1219-1233)Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir (1191-1246)Rostislava Mstislavna of Smolensk (c1202-1244)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Hubert Charles Titus Aaron (1919-1941)Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Ashley Aartsen (1843-1920)Edward Aartsen (1810-1890)Janet Bennewitz (1813-1900)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
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Events of the year 1919 at Familypedia

220 people were married in 1919.

 Joined with
Allan Henry Shafto Adair, 6th Baronet Adair (1897-1988)Enid Violet Ida Ward (1897-1984)
Anna Mae Allphin (1902-1980)Henry William Wickel (1878-1955)
Edna Floss Anderson (1893-1983)Marion Clavar Nelson (1897-1990)
George Everett Andrus (1886-1955)LaVerna Terry (1895-1934)+ Lurie Bertoch (1900-1993) + Edna Crowther (1893-1978)
Annie Isobel Angel (1898-)Harley Howard (1900-1947)
Joseph Franciscus Angelbeek (1884-1951)Geertruida de Blaauw (c1892-)+Maria Petronella Vitali (1894-1974)
Bessie May Appleton (1893-1954)Herbert Davis (c1890-1919)+Thomas Leslie Clarke (1888-1965)
Aline Rose Arbuthnot-Leslie (1888-1948)Charles Fox Maule Ramsay (1885-1926)+Arthur Michael Cosmo Bertie (1886-1957)
Joseph Australia Archer (1882-1965)Annie Mary Edwards (1882-1969)+Maude M Fletcher (c1903-)
Bernard Beals Atkins (1896-1976)Lola Kelley (1899-1930)+ Dorothy Gertrude Bridges (1911-)
David Aumann (1899-1959)Patricia Muff (1898-1969)
Edwin Salisbury Bailey (1897-1973)Ruby Victoria Rowles (1898-1976)
William Guildford Bailey (1895-1966)Dorothy Barbara Crow (1895-1975)
Leonardus Gerardus Bakker (1858-1945)Antonia Burgers (c1856-)+Catharina Paardekooper+Anna Maria Does (c1861-1951)
Myrtle Bankston (1899-1990)Nerlie Edward Smith (1897-1944)
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There were 0 military battles in 1919.

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