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Historical Events In August - 19

Monday, 28 September 2020

1976  On August - 19 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 this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec  

1982  On August - 19 soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space  

1983  LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting on August - 19.  

1984  Lee Trevino wins the PGA on this day in history.  

1985  Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei on August - 19.  

1986  On this day in history hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79  

1987  Hayden Rorke, Brooklyn, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Night Walker), dies on this day in history.  

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  On August - 19 ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80  

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

1994  John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1995  Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70 on August - 19.  

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

2008  Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician on August - 19.  

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  On this day in history two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes  

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

1398  On this day in history birth of marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)  

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  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on August - 19.  

1590  On this day in history 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  Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0440  On August - 19 sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies  

0472  On August - 19 ricimer, Barbaars general, dies  

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

1245  On August - 19 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 this day in history death of saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)  

1493  Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

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