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Historical Events In August - 19

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1918  James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist on this day in history.  

1919  Afghanistan declares independence from UK on August - 19.  

1919  Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine) on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter  

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

1921  On this day in history gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)  

1922  36th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (63 61) on August - 19.  

1922  On this day in history douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist  

1922  Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81 on August - 19.  

1924  William Marshall, Gary Ind, actor (Blacula, Something of Value) on August - 19.  

1926  On August - 19 arthur Rock, American venture capitalist  

1927  On this day in history 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  On this day in history d[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)  

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

1931  Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts) on August - 19.  

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 August - 19.  

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

1934  On August - 19 plebiscite in Germany approved sole executive power to Adolph Hitler  

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

1936  Trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow on August - 19.  

1936  On August - 19 federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38  

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

1940  The birth of Jill St John, American actress on this day in history.  

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

1942  On August - 19 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France  

1942  On this day in history first American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

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 this day in history.  

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

1943  On this day in history belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395) was born on August - 19.  

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

1521  Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti) was born on this day in history.  

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

1558  On August - 19 birth of paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian  

1590  On August - 19 birth of henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)  

1596  Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I was born on August - 19.  

1596  Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662) was born on August - 19.  

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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 this day in history death of geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)  

1245  Death of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195) on this day in history.  

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

1297  On August - 19 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  Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71 on August - 19.  

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