August 1919 calendar

August 1919

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1919.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1919: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1919?


  • 01 Aug 1919 Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam
  • 03 Aug 1919 Romanian army liberates Timișoara from the Hungarian occupation.
  • 04 Aug 1919 Romanian army occupies Budapest.
  • 06 Aug 1919 Romanian forces destroys Bela Kun Republic in Budapest
  • 10 Aug 1919 Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine
  • 11 Aug 1919 Weimar Republic begins in Germany
  • 13 Aug 1919 British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350
  • 14 Aug 1919 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • 16 Aug 1919 August 26 ampndash First Silesian Uprising: The Poles in Upper Silesia rise against the Germans.
  • 18 Aug 1919 Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois
  • 19 Aug 1919 Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 20 Aug 1919 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak
  • 24 Aug 1919 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
  • 28 Aug 1919 General John Smuts becomes Premier of South Africa
  • 31 Aug 1919 John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
  • 08 Aug 1919 The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 is signed. It establishes peaceful relations between Afghanistan and the UK, and confirms the Durand line as the mutual border. In return, the UK is no longer obligated to subsidize the Afghan government.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1919?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Oh, Susy, Behave
  2. - A Rose, a Kiss, and You
  3. - Somebody's Waiting for Someone
  4. - Spirt of Independence March
  5. - I'll Say She Does


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?