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Historical Events In August - 19

Monday, 15 August 2022

1918  On this day in history james George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist  

1919  On this day in history afghanistan declares independence from UK  

1919  On August - 19 malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine)  

1920  On August - 19 lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter  

1921  Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits on August - 19.  

1921  Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek) on this day in history.  

1922  36th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (63 61) on this day in history.  

1922  Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist on August - 19.  

1922  On this day in history felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81  

1924  William Marshall, Gary Ind, actor (Blacula, Something of Value) on this day in history.  

1926  Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist on this day in history.  

1927  On August - 19 metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.  

1927  James T Broyhill, (Sen-R-NC, 1986) on August - 19.  

1929  Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57 on August - 19.  

1930  D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays) on August - 19.  

1931  Lefty Grove wins AL record tying 16th consecutive game on August - 19.  

1931  On this day in history willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)  

1932  On August - 19 46th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (62 62)  

1932  On this day in history john James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire  

1933  47th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Moody (86 36 30 ret) on this day in history.  

1934  Helen Hull Jacobs win US Lawn Tennis Association on this day in history.  

1934  Plebiscite in Germany approved sole executive power to Adolph Hitler on this day in history.  

1934  48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H P Fabyan (61 64) on August - 19.  

1936  On August - 19 trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow  

1936  Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38 on this day in history.  

1939  37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record) on August - 19.  

1940  The birth of Jill St John, American actress on August - 19.  

1941  On this day in history ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout  

1942  1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France on this day in history.  

1942  First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on August - 19.  

1942  On August - 19 honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France  

1942  Lt.-Colonel Charles C.I. Merritt (The South Saksatchewan Regiment) wins the Victoria Corss at Dieppe, France on August - 19.  

1942  On August - 19 -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab  

1943  Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On this day in history birth of katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)  

1398  On August - 19 birth of marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)  

1521  On August - 19 birth of lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)  

1557  Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608) was born on this day in history.  

1558  On this day in history birth of paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian  

1590  Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649) was born on August - 19.  

1596  On this day in history birth of elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I  

1596  Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0440  Sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies on this day in history.  

0472  Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies on August - 19.  

1186  On August - 19 death of geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)  

1245  On August - 19 death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)  

1284  On August - 19 death of alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)  

1297  On this day in history death of saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)  

1493  Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77 on August - 19.  

1580  On this day in history andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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