Historical Events In August - 19
Wednesday, 06 July 2022
1976 Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1977 On August - 19 groucho Martin, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86
1978 On August - 19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
1978 First transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris on this day in history.
1979 On August - 19 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 August - 19.
1981 On August - 19 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters
1981 Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74 on August - 19.
1982 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec on this day in history.
1982 Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space on this day in history.
1983 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting on August - 19.
1984 Lee Trevino wins the PGA on August - 19.
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 Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT) on August - 19.
1989 On this day in history tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected first non-communmist president of Poland
1990 On August - 19 ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
1991 A coup attempts to remove President Gorbachev from power in the Soviet Union on this day in history.
1991 Coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev on August - 19.
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 August - 19.
1995 Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1999 Panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player on this day in history.
2008 Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician on this day in history.
2012 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan on August - 19.
2013 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah on this day in history.
2014 On this day in history the 24 hour ceasefire extension renewal between Israel and Palestine is violated as Hamas fire rockets; Israeli Air Force respond, killing 9 Gazans
2018 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 on this day in history.
2018 On August - 19 monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps
2018 Two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history rudy Giuliani , US President Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"