Historical Events In August - 19
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1944 On this day in history allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed
1944 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1945 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875) on August - 19.
1947 On August - 19 j Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
1947 Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67 on August - 19.
1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch) on this day in history.
1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch) on August - 19.
1951 On August - 19 bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit
1953 On this day in history england regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
1954 On this day in history ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN
1954 On this day in history alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73
1955 Hurricane Diane kills 200 and is the first billion $ damage storm (N.E. US) on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
1956 Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open on August - 19.
1957 On August - 19 nY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
1958 NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters on August - 19.
1958 On this day in history antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
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 August - 19.
1960 On this day in history american U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage
1960 Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive) on this day in history.
1962 On August - 19 kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
1967 On August - 19 beatles' "All You Need is Love," single goes #1
1967 Operation Coronado IV begins in Mekong Delta on this day in history.
1967 Carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84 on August - 19.
1968 On this day in history sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44
1969 On this day in history british army takes over policing of Northern Ireland
1971 On August - 19 walther Victor, writer, dies
1973 On this day in history george Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece
1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years on August - 19.
1974 ... Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered on this day in history.
1976 On August - 19 pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention