Historical Events In August - 19
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1976 Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75 on August - 19.
1977 Groucho Martin, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86 on August - 19.
1978 On this day in history 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
1978 On this day in history first transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris
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 On August - 19 saudi Arabian Lockheed Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
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 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 On August - 19 lee Trevino wins the PGA
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 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 On this day in history coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev
1992 Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history 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 On August - 19 panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player
2008 On August - 19 levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician
2012 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan on this day in history.
2013 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah on this day in history.
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 August - 19.
2018 On August - 19 monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps
2018 On this day in history two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes
2018 Rudy Giuliani , US President Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth" on this day in history.