Historical Events In August - 19
Saturday, 17 August 2019
1976 On August - 19 alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
1977 On this day in history 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 Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight on August - 19.
1979 Dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack on August - 19.
1980 Saudi Arabian Lockheed Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die on August - 19.
1981 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters on August - 19.
1981 Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74 on August - 19.
1982 On this day in history renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
1982 On August - 19 soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
1983 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting on this day in history.
1984 Lee Trevino wins the PGA on this day in history.
1985 Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei on this day in history.
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 On this day in history iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
1989 On August - 19 tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected first non-communmist president of Poland
1990 Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80 on August - 19.
1991 On August - 19 a coup attempts to remove President Gorbachev from power in the Soviet Union
1991 Coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev on this day in history.
1992 On August - 19 feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48
1993 On August - 19 jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
1994 John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
2013 On this day in history 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah
2014 On August - 19 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 Monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps on August - 19.
2018 Two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes on August - 19.
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"