Historical Events In October - 19
Thursday, 19 September 2019
1959 On October - 19 florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
1959 Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60 on October - 19.
1960 France grants Mauritania independence on this day in history.
1960 On October - 19 martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta sit-in
1960 The US imposes an embargo on exports to Cuba on October - 19.
1960 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1961 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60 on October - 19.
1963 On this day in history beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" released
1964 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51 on this day in history.
1966 Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies on this day in history.
1967 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus on October - 19.
1968 On October - 19 golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
1970 On October - 19 unica Zorn, writer, dies at 54
1971 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89 on October - 19.
1977 On this day in history supersonic Concorde jet's first landing in NYC
1978 On this day in history gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64
1981 On this day in history frank DeKova, actor (F Troop), dies
1982 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges, found not guilty on this day in history.
1982 On October - 19 jock Ewing, dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas"
1983 On October - 19 albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
1984 On October - 19 henri Michaux, writer, dies
1986 USSR expells 5 US diplomats on this day in history.
1986 Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81 on October - 19.
1987 "Black Monday"-Dow Jones down 508.32, 4 times previous record on this day in history.
1987 US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf on October - 19.
1987 Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42 on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
1988 On October - 19 britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
1988 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border on October - 19.
1988 S Afr anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize on October - 19.
1988 Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows on this day in history.
1988 On October - 19 friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77
1989 The 'Guilford Four', accused of IRA bombings, have their convictions quashed after serving 14 years in prison on October - 19.
1992 Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53 on this day in history.