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Historical Events In August - 19

Friday, 03 July 2020

1976  On this day in history alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75  

1977  Groucho Martin, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86 on August - 19.  

1978  422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran on this day in history.  

1978  First transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris on August - 19.  

1979  Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight on August - 19.  

1979  On August - 19 dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack  

1980  Saudi Arabian Lockheed Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die on August - 19.  

1981  On this day in history 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters  

1981  On August - 19 jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74  

1982  On August - 19 renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec  

1982  On this day in history soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space  

1983  LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history lee Trevino wins the PGA  

1985  On this day in history japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei  

1986  On August - 19 hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79  

1987  On August - 19 hayden Rorke, Brooklyn, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Night Walker), dies  

1988  On August - 19 iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)  

1989  Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected first non-communmist president of Poland on this day in history.  

1990  Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80 on August - 19.  

1991  A coup attempts to remove President Gorbachev from power in the Soviet Union on August - 19.  

1991  On August - 19 coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev  

1992  On August - 19 feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48  

1993  Jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1994  John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59 on August - 19.  

1995  On this day in history danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70  

1999  Panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player on August - 19.  

2008  On August - 19 levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician  

2012  On this day in history 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan  

2013  On this day in history 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah  

2014  On August - 19 the 24 hour ceasefire extension renewal between Israel and Palestine is violated as Hamas fire rockets; Israeli Air Force respond, killing 9 Gazans  

2018  Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Cincinnati Masters to become the first player to win all 9 Masters 1,000 tennis tournaments since the series started in 1990 on this day in history.  

2018  Monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps on this day in history.  

2018  Two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes on this day in history.  

2018  On August - 19 rudy Giuliani , US President Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"  

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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  On August - 19 birth of marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)  

1521  Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti) was born on this day in history.  

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

1558  On this day in history birth of paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian  

1590  On August - 19 birth of henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)  

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  On this day in history 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  Death of Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273) on this day in history.  

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

1493  On August - 19 frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77  

1580  Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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