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