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Historical Events In August - 19

Saturday, 27 February 2021

1944  Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed on this day in history.  

1944  Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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 August - 19 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 August - 19 aBC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)  

1950  On August - 19 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  On August - 19 ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN  

1954  Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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  On August - 19 fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open  

1957  NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958 on August - 19.  

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

1958  On this day in history antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63  

1959  Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ on August - 19.  

1959  Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78 on August - 19.  

1960  On this day in history 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 August - 19.  

1967  On August - 19 beatles' "All You Need is Love," single goes #1  

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  British army takes over policing of Northern Ireland on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history walther Victor, writer, dies  

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

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

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

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 this day in history birth of katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)  

1398  Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1521  Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti) was born on August - 19.  

1557  Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608) was born on this day in history.  

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

1590  Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies  

0472  On August - 19 ricimer, Barbaars general, dies  

1186  Death of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158) on this day in history.  

1245  On this day in history death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)  

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 August - 19.  

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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