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Historical Events In August - 19

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1944  Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed on August - 19.  

1944  On this day in history gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62  

1945  On August - 19 the birth of Bill Clinton, 45th US President  

1945  On this day in history phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins  

1945  Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875) on this day in history.  

1947  J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A on August - 19.  

1947  Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67 on August - 19.  

1950  ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch) on this day in history.  

1950  ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch) on August - 19.  

1951  Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit on August - 19.  

1953  On this day in history england regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0  

1954  Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73  

1955  On this day in history hurricane Diane kills 200 and is the first billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)  

1955  32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record) on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open  

1957  On August - 19 nY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958  

1958  NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters on August - 19.  

1958  Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63 on August - 19.  

1959  On August - 19 doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ  

1959  Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1960  American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage on this day in history.  

1960  Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive) on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90  

1967  Beatles' "All You Need is Love," single goes #1 on August - 19.  

1967  Operation Coronado IV begins in Mekong Delta on August - 19.  

1967  Carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44  

1969  British army takes over policing of Northern Ireland on this day in history.  

1971  On August - 19 walther Victor, writer, dies  

1973  On this day in history george Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece  

1973  Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years on August - 19.  

1974  On August - 19 ... Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered  

1976  On August - 19 pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention  

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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  On August - 19 birth of frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1596  On August - 19 birth of elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0440  On August - 19 sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies  

0472  On August - 19 ricimer, Barbaars general, dies  

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

1245  On this day in history death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)  

1284  On this day in history death of alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)  

1297  Death of Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274) on August - 19.  

1493  Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

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