Historical Events In August - 19
Saturday, 17 August 2019
1944 On August - 19 allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed
1944 On August - 19 gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
1945 The birth of Bill Clinton, 45th US President on August - 19.
1945 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins on August - 19.
1945 On August - 19 tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875)
1947 On this day in history j Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
1947 Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1950 On August - 19 aBC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)
1950 On this day in history aBC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
1951 Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit on this day in history.
1953 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0 on this day in history.
1954 Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73
1955 On this day in history hurricane Diane kills 200 and is the first billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
1955 On this day in history 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
1956 On this day in history fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1957 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958 on this day in history.
1958 NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters on August - 19.
1958 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63 on August - 19.
1959 Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ on this day in history.
1959 Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history american U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage
1960 On August - 19 sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive)
1962 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love," single goes #1 on August - 19.
1967 Operation Coronado IV begins in Mekong Delta on August - 19.
1967 Carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84 on August - 19.
1968 On August - 19 sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44
1969 On August - 19 british army takes over policing of Northern Ireland
1971 On this day in history walther Victor, writer, dies
1973 George Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece on this day in history.
1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years on this day in history.
1974 ... Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered on August - 19.
1976 Pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention on August - 19.