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"