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Historical Events In August - 19

Monday, 21 June 2021

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  On August - 19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran  

1978  On this day in history first transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris  

1979  On this day in history crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight  

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 this day in history.  

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

1981  Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1982  On August - 19 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 this day in history.  

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

1985  On August - 19 japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei  

1986  Hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history 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  On this day in history tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected first non-communmist president of Poland  

1990  Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1991  A coup attempts to remove President Gorbachev from power in the Soviet Union on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev  

1992  On this day in history 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 August - 19.  

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

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

1999  On this day in history panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player  

2008  On August - 19 levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician  

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

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

2014  The 24 hour ceasefire extension renewal between Israel and Palestine is violated as Hamas fire rockets; Israeli Air Force respond, killing 9 Gazans on this day in history.  

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  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  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  Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395) was born on August - 19.  

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  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)  

1558  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on this day in history.  

1590  Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649) was born on August - 19.  

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 August - 19.  

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

1580  On this day in history andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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