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.