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Historical Events In August - 19

Thursday, 09 December 2021

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

1944  On this day in history 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 August - 19 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  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  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 this day in history.  

1953  On August - 19 england regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0  

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

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

1958  On August - 19 nAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters  

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 this day in history jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78  

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 August - 19.  

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 August - 19 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  On this day in history walther Victor, writer, dies  

1973  On August - 19 george Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece  

1973  Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years on this day in history.  

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

1976  On this day in history 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  Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395) was born on this day in history.  

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  Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608) was born on this day in history.  

1558  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on this day in history.  

1590  Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649) was born on August - 19.  

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

1596  On this day in history 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 August - 19.  

0472  Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies on August - 19.  

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

1245  Death of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195) on August - 19.  

1284  Death of Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273) on August - 19.  

1297  On August - 19 death of saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)  

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

1580  Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71 on August - 19.  

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