Historical Events In August - 19
Monday, 18 February 2019
1976 Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history groucho Martin, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86
1978 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran on this day in history.
1978 First transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris on August - 19.
1979 Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight on this day in history.
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 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74
1982 On this day in history renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
1982 On this day in history soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
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 August - 19.
1987 On August - 19 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 August - 19 tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected first non-communmist president of Poland
1990 On this day in history ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
1991 On this day in history 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 Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48 on August - 19.
1993 On August - 19 jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
1994 On August - 19 john George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59
1995 On this day in history danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
1999 On this day in history panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player
2008 On this day in history levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician
2012 On August - 19 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan
2013 On August - 19 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah
2014 The 24 hour ceasefire extension renewal between Israel and Palestine is violated as Hamas fire rockets; Israeli Air Force respond, killing 9 Gazans on this day in history.
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 August - 19.
2018 Monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps on this day in history.
2018 Two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes on August - 19.
2018 On August - 19 rudy Giuliani , US President Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"