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.