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Historical Events In August - 19

Sunday, 25 September 2022

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

1944  On August - 19 gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62  

1945  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1947  Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

1954  On this day in history ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN  

1954  On August - 19 alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73  

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

1955  32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record) on August - 19.  

1956  Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1962  On August - 19 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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 19 british army takes over policing of Northern Ireland  

1971  Walther Victor, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1973  George Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece on this day in history.  

1973  On August - 19 pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years  

1974  ... Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)  

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  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on August - 19.  

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

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 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  Death of Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274) on this day in history.  

1493  On this day in history frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77  

1580  On August - 19 andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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