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April 19th

April 19th is the 109th day of the year (110th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 19th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 19th

1793 Ferdinand I (Emperor of Austria 1835-1848)

1882 Getúlio Vargas (Brazilian President 1930-1945, 1951-1954)

1903 Elliot Ness (law enforcer)

1917 Sven Hassel (author)

1933 Jayne Mansfield (actress)

Jayne Mansfield

1935 Dudley Moore (actor, comedian)

Dudley Moore

1941 Michel Roux (chef, author)

1942 Alan Price (musician - The Animals)

1946 Tim Curry (actor)

1949 Paloma Picasso (fashion designer)

1953 Ruby Wax (comedienne)

1954 Trevor Francis (soccer player and manager, TV commentator and soccer pundit)

1956 Sue Barker (tennis player, TV presenter)

1957 Tony Martin (singer, musician - Black Sabbath)

1957 Mukesh Ambani (businessman)

1965 Suge Knight (music executive - co-founded Death Row Records)

1968 Ashley Judd (actress)

1970 Kelly Holmes (athlete)

1972 Rivaldo (soccer player and manager, TV commentator and soccer pundit)

1979 Kate Hudson (actress)

1981 Hayden Christensen (actor)

1987 Maria Sharapova (tennis player)

1987 Joe Hart (soccer player and manager, TV commentator and soccer pundit)

April 19th in History

1587 Francis Drake sinks the Spanish fleet at Cadiz,

Sir Francis Drake

1770 James Cook sights the east coast of Australia.

1770 Marie Antoinette marries King Louis XVI of France in a proxy wedding.

1839 Belgium is recognized as independent from the Netherlands, by the Treaty of London.

1904 Great Toronto Fire destroys large areas of that city.

1909 Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now known as "BP") founded.

1927 Mae West sentenced to 10 days in prison for obscenity.

1956 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1961 Remaining US-backed anti-communist guerillas who invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, surrender.

1971 Charles Manson is sentenced to death.

1971 USSR launches Salyut I, the first space station.

1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic.

1975 India launches its first satellite, Aryabhata.

1984 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem.

1987 The Simpsons cartoon first appears (initially as a short on the Tracey Ullman Show).

Tracey Ullman

1989 A gun turret explodes on the battleship USS Iowa killing 47 sailors.

1993 Siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco ends when a fire breaks out.

1995 Oklahoma City Bombing: 168 people are killed when a bomb destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

1999 German Bundestag (parliament) returns to Berlin.

2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected to the papacy and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.

2011 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years.

Fidel Castro

April 19th is also

Declaration of Independece Day (Venezuela)

Landing of the 33 Patriots Day (Uruguay)

Patriots Day (Massachusetts, Maine, Wisconsin)

Primrose Day (UK) - Marks the anniversary of Benjamin Disraeli's death in 1881.

Benjamin Disraeli

Republic Day (Sierra Leone)

Feast of Saint Emma (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Expeditus (Catholicism)


People born on April 19th are Aries


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