Historical Events In August - 19
Saturday, 17 August 2019
1918 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist on this day in history.
1919 On this day in history afghanistan declares independence from UK
1919 Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine) on August - 19.
1920 On August - 19 lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
1921 On this day in history ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits
1921 On August - 19 gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)
1922 On this day in history 36th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (63 61)
1922 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist on August - 19.
1922 On August - 19 felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81
1924 William Marshall, Gary Ind, actor (Blacula, Something of Value) on this day in history.
1926 On this day in history arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
1927 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state on August - 19.
1927 On this day in history james T Broyhill, (Sen-R-NC, 1986)
1929 Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57 on August - 19.
1930 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays) on August - 19.
1931 Lefty Grove wins AL record tying 16th consecutive game on August - 19.
1931 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts) on August - 19.
1932 46th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (62 62) on this day in history.
1932 On August - 19 john James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
1933 On August - 19 47th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Moody (86 36 30 ret)
1934 On August - 19 helen Hull Jacobs win US Lawn Tennis Association
1934 On August - 19 plebiscite in Germany approved sole executive power to Adolph Hitler
1934 On this day in history 48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H P Fabyan (61 64)
1936 On August - 19 trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
1936 On this day in history federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
1939 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record) on August - 19.
1940 The birth of Jill St John, American actress on August - 19.
1941 On this day in history ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout
1942 On this day in history 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
1942 On this day in history first American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
1942 On this day in history honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France
1942 On this day in history lt.-Colonel Charles C.I. Merritt (The South Saksatchewan Regiment) wins the Victoria Corss at Dieppe, France
1942 On this day in history -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab
1943 On this day in history belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle