Decades: 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
Years: 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 - 1919 - 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924
The Paris Peace Conference
XWA (now CFCF),in Montreal, Quebec is the first public radio station in North America to go the air.
January 1 - Edsel Ford succeeds his father as head of the Ford Motor Company
January 11 - Romania annexes Transylvania.
January - Spartacist uprising in Germany: an unsuccessful attempt at a communist coup.
January 15 - The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people
January 15 - Ignace Paderewski becomes Premier of Poland
January 16 - The 18th Amendment, authorizing Prohibition, goes into effect in the United States
January 18 - World War I: A peace conference opens in Versailles, France.
January 18 - Bentley Motors is founded
January 21 - the First Dáil Éireann meets in the Mansion House in Dublin. It is from this meeting that the Irish state dates its existence.
January 25 - The League of Nations is founded
February 1 - The first Miss America is crowned (New York City).
February 11 - Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
February 23 - Benito Mussolini forms the Fascist Party in Italy.
February 25 - Oregon places a 1 cent per gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
February 26 - An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
March 2 - The first Communist International meets in Moscow
March 15 - The American Legion forms in Paris
March 23 - In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
April 13 - At the Amritsar Massacre, British and Gurkha troops massacre 379 indians.
May 4 - May Fourth Movement opposes foreign colonizers in China
May 15 - Winnipeg launches general strike for better wages and working conditions.
May 16 - US Navy Naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read departs Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight
May 17 - Committee of One Thousand forms to oppose Winnipeg General Strike
May 29 - Einstein's theory of General Relativity confirmed by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total eclipse of the Sun
June 14 - John Alcock and Arthur Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight
July 6 - The British dirigible R-34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic by an airship.
August 11 - In Germany, the Weimar Constitution is passed into law.
August 19 - Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom.
October 1 - Elaine Race Riot breaks out in Arkansas
October 2 - US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
October 9 - Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds "win" the World Series.
October 28 - Prohibition begins: The United States Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
November - At end of month health officials declare the global Spanish Flu Pandemic over
November 10 - The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (convention ended on November 12).
November 28 - American-born Lady Nancy Astor is elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, becoming the first female member of that institution (she took her seat on December 1).
The Åland Islands vote for a return to Swedish rule in a referendum.
Les Champs Magnetiques, the first automatic book, is written by Andre Breton and Philippe Soupault.
December 30 - Lincoln's Inn, in London admits its first women bar student.
Year in topic
1919 in film
February 5 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists
1919 in literature
1919 in music
1919 in fashion
Marcel Tolkowsky's Diamond Design is published.
1919 in science
1919 in sports
The Black Sox scandal -- Seven members of the Chicago White Sox take bribes to throw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds
January 1 - J. D. Salinger, novelist
January 13 - Army Archerd, Hollywood journalist
January 13 - Robert Stack, actor
January 14 - Andy Rooney, television journalist
January 23 - Hans Haas, zoologist and underwater scientist
January 23 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian (+ 1962)
January 25 - Edwin Newman, journalist, writer
January 27 - Ross Bagdasarian, musician, actor (d. 1972)
January 31 - Jackie Robinson, baseball player (d. 1972)
February 5 - Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician (d. 1996)
February 5 - Red Buttons, actor
February 11 -Gretchen Fraser, slalom skier.
February 11 - Eddie Robinson, football coach.
February 12 - Forrest Tucker, actor (d. 1986)
February 13 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, musician (d. 1991)
March 2 - Jennifer Jones, actress
March 11 - Mercer Ellington, musician, composer (+ 1996)
March 15 - Lawrence Tierney, actor (d. 2002)
March 17 - Nat King Cole, singer (d. 1965)
March 24 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, author and publisher
March 30 - McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
May 3 - Pete Seeger, singer and musician
May 7 - Eva Peron, wife of Argentina's President Juan Peron (d. 1952)
May 8 - Lex Barker, actor (d. 1973)
May 16 - Liberace, pianist (d. 1987)
May 16 - Gisela Uhlen, actress
May 18 - Dame Margot Fonteyn, ballet dancer (+ 1991)
May 20 - George Gobel, comedian (d. 1991)
May 23 - Betty Garrett, actress, dancer
June 5 - Richard Scarry, children's author
June 26 - Richard Neustadt, political historian
July 7 - Jon Pertwee, actor
July 20 - Edmund Hillary, mountaineer
October 11 - Art Blakey, jazz drummer
October 22 - Doris Lessing, British writer
October 26 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran
November 10 - Mikhail Kalashnikov - inventor, designer of the Ak-47
November 18 - Andrée Borrel, WW II heroine executed by the Nazis
January 6 - Theodore Roosevelt
January 15 - Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht
January 18- His Royal Highness The Prince John, son of George V and Queen Mary
February 17 - Wilfrid Laurier, seventh Prime Minister of Canada
April 4 - Sir William Crookes, chemist and physicist
May 6 - L. Frank Baum, writer
August 9 - Ruggiero Leoncavallo, composer
December 3 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a French painter.
Physics - Johannes Stark
Chemistry - not awarded
Medicine - Jules Bordet
Literature - Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler
Peace - Thomas Woodrow Wilson