Historical Events In August - 19
Friday, 19 April 2019
1944 Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed on this day in history.
1944 On August - 19 gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
1945 On August - 19 the birth of Bill Clinton, 45th US President
1945 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins on August - 19.
1945 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875) on August - 19.
1947 J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A on this day in history.
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 August - 19.
1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch) on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit
1953 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0 on this day in history.
1954 Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN on August - 19.
1954 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73 on August - 19.
1955 Hurricane Diane kills 200 and is the first billion $ damage storm (N.E. US) on August - 19.
1955 On August - 19 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
1956 On this day in history fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1957 On this day in history nY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
1958 On August - 19 nAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters
1958 On August - 19 antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
1959 Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ on August - 19.
1959 On this day in history jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
1960 American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage on this day in history.
1960 Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive) on this day in history.
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 On August - 19 carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84
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 August - 19 walther Victor, writer, dies
1973 On August - 19 george Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece
1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history ... Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered
1976 On this day in history pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention