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Historical Events In August - 19

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

1919  Afghanistan declares independence from UK on this day in history.  

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

1920  Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter on August - 19.  

1921  On this day in history ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits  

1921  Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek) on August - 19.  

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

1922  On August - 19 douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist  

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 August - 19.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1931  On August - 19 willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)  

1932  On this day in history 46th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (62 62)  

1932  John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire on August - 19.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1940  On August - 19 the birth of Jill St John, American actress  

1941  On August - 19 ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout  

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

1942  First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on this day in history.  

1942  Honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France on this day in history.  

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

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

1943  On August - 19 belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On August - 19 birth of katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)  

1398  Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1521  On this day in history 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  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on August - 19.  

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

1596  Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies  

0472  Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies on this day in history.  

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  Death of Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273) on this day in history.  

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 August - 19 andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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