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August 19th is the 231st day of the year (232nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about August 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 August 19th
1646 John Flamsteed (first Astronomer Royal of England)
1853 Aleksei Brusilov (Russian general)
1871 Orville Wright (aviator)
1883 Coco Chanel (fashion designer, perfume creator)
1902 Ogden Nash (poet)
1906 Philo Taylor Farnsworth (television pioneer - created the first fully electronic television system)
1921 Gene Roddenberry (TV producer, creator of Star Trek)
1926 Angus Scrimm (actor)
1939 Ginger Baker (drummer - Cream, Blind Faith, Atomic Rooster)
1944 Charles Wang (founder of CA Technologies, Inc.)
1945 Ian Gillan (singer - Deep Purple)
1946 William J. Clinton (42nd US President)
1948 Tipper Gore (author, photographer, wife of Al Gore)
1950 Jennie Bond (journalist)
1951 John Deacon (bass player - Queen)
1969 Matthew Perry (actor)
1982 Erika Christensen (actress)
August 19th in History
1561 Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
1909 First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
1919 Afghanistan becomes fully independent from UK.
1934 A referendum in Germany votes 90% in favor of Adolf Hitler combines positions of Chancellor and President, and becoming "Führer".
1940 Maiden flight of the B-25 Mitchell bomber.
1981 US navy fighters shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets in the Gulf of Sidra.
1987 Michael Ryan kills 16 people in Hungerford, England, with an assault rifle, before committing suicide.
1991 Attempted military coup in the USSR. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest by coup leaders.
2004 Google goes public.
2005 Russia and China hold their first ever joint military exercise.
2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends with the last US combat forces leaving the country.
August 19th is also
National Day of the Filipino Language (Philippines)
Afghan Independence Day (Afghanistan)
National Aviation Day (USA)
People born on August 19th are Leo
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