Historical Events In August - 19
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1944 Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed on August - 19.
1944 On this day in history gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
1945 On August - 19 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 August - 19.
1947 Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67 on August - 19.
1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history england regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
1954 Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1956 On this day in history fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1957 On August - 19 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 August - 19.
1958 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63 on August - 19.
1959 On August - 19 doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1959 Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1960 American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage on this day in history.
1960 Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive) on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history 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 August - 19.
1967 Carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history 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 August - 19 walther Victor, writer, dies
1973 On this day in history george Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece
1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years on August - 19.
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