Historical Events In August - 19
Saturday, 26 September 2020
1944 On this day in history allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed
1944 On August - 19 gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
1945 The birth of Bill Clinton, 45th US President on August - 19.
1945 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins on August - 19.
1945 On this day in history tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875)
1947 J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A on August - 19.
1947 On this day in history ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67
1950 On August - 19 aBC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)
1950 On this day in history aBC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
1951 Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit on this day in history.
1953 On August - 19 england regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
1954 Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN on August - 19.
1954 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73 on August - 19.
1955 On this day in history hurricane Diane kills 200 and is the first billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
1955 On this day in history 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
1956 Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open on August - 19.
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 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1959 On August - 19 doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1959 On August - 19 jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
1960 On August - 19 american U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage
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 this day in history.
1967 On this day in history beatles' "All You Need is Love," single goes #1
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 Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44 on August - 19.
1969 On August - 19 british army takes over policing of Northern Ireland
1971 Walther Victor, writer, dies on August - 19.
1973 George Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece on this day in history.
1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years on August - 19.
1974 ... Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered on this day in history.
1976 Pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention on August - 19.