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Historical Events In August - 19

Friday, 03 July 2020

1944  On August - 19 allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed  

1944  Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62 on August - 19.  

1945  On this day in history the birth of Bill Clinton, 45th US President  

1945  On August - 19 phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins  

1945  On this day in history tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875)  

1947  On this day in history j Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A  

1947  On August - 19 ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67  

1950  On this day in history aBC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)  

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

1951  On this day in history bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit  

1953  England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0 on August - 19.  

1954  On August - 19 ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN  

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 August - 19.  

1956  Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open on August - 19.  

1957  NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958 on this day in history.  

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

1958  On August - 19 antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63  

1959  Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ on this day in history.  

1959  On August - 19 jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78  

1960  American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage on August - 19.  

1960  On August - 19 sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive)  

1962  Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90 on August - 19.  

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

1967  On this day in history operation Coronado IV begins in Mekong Delta  

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

1968  On August - 19 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  Walther Victor, writer, dies on August - 19.  

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

1973  On this day in history pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years  

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

1976  Pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention on August - 19.  

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

1557  Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608) was born on August - 19.  

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

1590  On this day in history 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  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  Sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies on this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273) on August - 19.  

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

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