October 1919 calendar

October 1919

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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 October 1919: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1919?


  • 01 Oct 1919 World Series #16 begins as a best of 9 affair, Chicago White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (The Black Sox Scandal).
  • 02 Oct 1919 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
  • 03 Oct 1919 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • 05 Oct 1919 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • 06 Oct 1919 Stambuliski becomes Premier of Bulgaria
  • 07 Oct 1919 KLM, Netherlands Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)
  • 10 Oct 1919 Richard Strauss and Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
  • 13 Oct 1919 Race riot at Elaine Arkansas.
  • 17 Oct 1919 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created.
  • 26 Oct 1919 B C Hilliams musical Buddies, premieres in New York City
  • 27 Oct 1919 US Congress sign Volstead Act
  • 28 Oct 1919 The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
  • 30 Oct 1919 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of the spitball.
  • 03 Oct 1919 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin American player to appear in a World Series.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I Want to Hold You in My Arms
  2. - Take Your Girlie to the Movies (If You Can't Make Love At Home)
  3. - Uncle Josh and Aunt Nancy Put Up the Kitchen Stove
  4. - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
  5. - My Swanee Home


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?