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Historical Events In August - 19

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1976  Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75 on August - 19.  

1977  On this day in history groucho Martin, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86  

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

1978  On August - 19 first transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris  

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

1979  Dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack on this day in history.  

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

1981  On August - 19 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  Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec on this day in history.  

1982  Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history lSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting  

1984  On this day in history lee Trevino wins the PGA  

1985  Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei on this day in history.  

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

1987  On this day in history hayden Rorke, Brooklyn, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Night Walker), dies  

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

1989  On August - 19 tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected first non-communmist president of Poland  

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

1991  On this day in history a coup attempts to remove President Gorbachev from power in the Soviet Union  

1991  Coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev on this day in history.  

1992  Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48 on August - 19.  

1993  On August - 19 jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76  

1994  On this day in history john George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59  

1995  On August - 19 danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70  

1999  Panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player on this day in history.  

2008  On this day in history levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician  

2012  32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan on August - 19.  

2013  24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah on August - 19.  

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  On August - 19 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  

2018  On August - 19 monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps  

2018  Two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes on August - 19.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In August - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On August - 19 birth of katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)  

1398  Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458) was born on August - 19.  

1521  On this day in history birth of lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)  

1557  On August - 19 birth of frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)  

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  Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I was born on August - 19.  

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 this day in history.  

0472  On August - 19 ricimer, Barbaars general, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1284  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1493  Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77 on August - 19.  

1580  On August - 19 andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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