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Births for April 19


  • 1320 Pedro I, King of Portugal (1357-67)
  • 1721 Roger Sherman, signer (Decl of Ind, Constitution)
  • 1768 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist
  • 1771 Giuseppe Cartufo, composer
  • 1772 David Ricardo, economist
  • 1795 Christian Gottfried Ehrenburg, zoologist
  • 1798 Heinrich Maria von Hess, historical painter
  • 1801 Gustav T Fechner, (Dr Mises), German philospher/physicist
  • 1805 Charles-Edmond-H‚nri, coussemaker/musicologist
  • 1817 John Philip, painter
  • 1821 Mortimer Dormer Leggett, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
  • 1830 Rudolf Cornely, German bible expert/jesuit
  • 1832 Jos‚ Echegaray y Eizaguirre, mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)
  • 1832 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1st lady (1881)
  • 1838 August(us) Alleb‚, painter/lithographer
  • 1850 Edward John Gregory, painter/engraver
  • 1850 Theo Mann, actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler
  • 1857 Lucien Levy-Bruhl, philospher
  • 1858 May Robson, (Mary J Robison), Australian/US actress (Apple Annie)
  • 1861 Warden Oncle, (Edward Vermeulen), Flemish landlord/writer
  • 1866 Henri WA Deterding, oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell)
  • 1874 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter
  • 1876 Hendrik W A E, King of Mecklenburg-Schwerin/prince of Netherlands
  • 1877 Ole Evinrude, inventor (outboard marine engine)
  • 1883 Get£lio Vargas, president of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer
  • 1890 Lou Bandy, (Lodew˜k F Dieben), revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
  • 1892 Germaine Tailleferre, (Les Six), Pau-St-Maur France, composer
  • 1895 Anton F Pieck, painter/cartoonist/enterperneur
  • 1897 Vivienne Segal, US Broadway actress (Pal Joey)
  • 1898 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne/actress (Intolerance)
  • 1898 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadain painter
  • 1900 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • 1903 Eliot Ness, untouchable (FBI agent-Chicago)
  • 1907 Alan Wheatley, England, actor (Adventure of Robin Hood)
  • 1910 Andrew Gilchrist, historian/diplomat
  • 1912 Glen T Seaborg, US chemist (AEC, plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • 1913 Cyril English, British educator
  • 1914 Andrew Wilkinson, pediatrician
  • 1917 Johnny Hoes, musician/producer (...i but at mother at home lost)
  • 1920 Frank Fontaine, Cambridge Mass, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim)
  • 1921 Glyn England, CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
  • 1922 Luigi Barbbarito, reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
  • 1925 Hugh O'Brian, (Krampke), Rochester NY, actor (Wyatt Earp, Search)
  • 1927 Don Barbour, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
  • 1928 Alexis Korner, Paris, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him)
  • 1928 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)
  • 1929 Edward Crook, Detroit Mich, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1931 Alex Webster, football coach (NY Giants)
  • 1931 Denis Henry, British high court judge
  • 1931 Garfield Morgan, Brtish actor
  • 1932 Andrea Mead Lawrence, Rutland Vt, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948, 52
  • 1932 Jayne Mansfield, (Vera Jane Palmer), Bryn Mawr Pa, actress
  • 1933 Dick Sargent, Carmel Calif, actor (Darrin-Bewitched)
  • 1933 Harold "Dickie" Bird, cricket test umpire
  • 1934 John Roch, high court judge
  • 1935 Dudley Moore, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)
  • 1935 Peter Scott, QC
  • 1936 Wilfried Martens, premier (Belgium, 1981- )
  • 1937 Elinor Donahue, Tacoma Wash, actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life)
  • 1939 E Clay Shaw Jr, (Rep-R-FL, 1981- )
  • 1939 Ellen Weston, NYC, actress (Betty-SWAT)
  • 1940 Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
  • 1941 Michel Roux, chef de cuisine
  • 1942 Alan Price, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1944 Margo MacDonald, Scotish national broadcaster
  • 1944 Mark "Flo" Volman, rocker (Flo & Eddie, Turtles-Eleanor)/DJ (WKRK)
  • 1945 Nuria Ortiz, Mexico, skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1946 Tim Curry, actor (Rocky Horror Show)
  • 1946 Viktor Vasiliyevich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1947 Frits Castricum, journalist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1947 Murray Perahia, NYC, pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988)
  • 1947 Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)
  • 1949 Paloma Picasso, artist/jewelry designer
  • 1950 Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
  • 1954 Trevor Francis, British soccer manager
  • 1956 Sue Barker, England, tennis star
  • 1957 Belinda Lipscomb, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1957 Boas Bo Watson, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1960 Frank Viola, Hempstead NY, pitcher (Twins, Mets) (Cy Young-1988)
  • 1961 Richard Phelps, British pentathelete
  • 1962 Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • 1964 Scott Kamienicki, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1965 Melita Rhn, Romania, horse vaulter (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • 1970 Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz M‚xico, spanish singer


Passings for April 19


  • 843 Judith, French empress/2nd wife of Louis the Vrome
  • 1044 Gothelo, duke of Neth-Lotharingen, dies
  • 1054 Leo IX, (Bruno von Egesheim und Dagsburg), Pope (1049-54), dies at 51
  • 1390 Robert II, King of Scotland, dies
  • 1560 Philipp Melanchton (Schwazerd), church reformer, dies
  • 1588 Paolo Veronese (Cagliari), painter, dies
  • 1608 Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
  • 1645 Anton van Diemen, colonmial administrator, dies
  • 1689 Christina, Queen of Sweden (1644-54), dies
  • 1706 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist leader, dies
  • 1739 Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies
  • 1791 Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies
  • 1799 Pieter Hellendaal, violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
  • 1813 Benjamin Rush, physician/abolotionist, dies
  • 1824 Lord George Gorden Noel Byron, poet, dies
  • 1862 Simon Fraser, Canadian explorer, dies
  • 1867 Robert Smirke, British architect, dies
  • 1874 Owen Jones, architect, dies
  • 1881 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies
  • 1882 Charles Robert Darwin, evolutionist (Origin of Species), dies
  • 1889 Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies
  • 1893 John Addington Symonds, critic/poet, dies
  • 1895 George Scharf, critic, dies
  • 1906 Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1914 Charles Pierce, philospher/scientist, dies
  • 1926 Squire Bancroft (Butterfield), actor/manager, dies
  • 1937 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 8
  • 1938 Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies
  • 1943 Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • 1943 Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • 1943 Willy Grave, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • 1944 Tommy Hitchcock, polo player (Westchester Cup 1924, 27), dies at 44
  • 1950 Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners composer, dies
  • 1954 Joe Laurie Jr, comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 61
  • 1956 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 69
  • 1956 L‚on N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 5
  • 1957 Charles Funk, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
  • 1966 V„in” A Tanner, Finnish premier (1926-27)/minister, dies at 85
  • 1967 Konrad Adenauer, statesman, dies
  • 1968 Tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
  • 1969 Casper H”weler, music critic, dies at 71
  • 1980 Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • 1983 Jerzy Andrzejewski, writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
  • 1983 Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
  • 1986 Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
  • 1987 Maxwell D Taylor, US commander 101st airborne (WW II), dies at 85
  • 1989 Daphne Du Maurier, England, writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies
  • 1992 Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 1992 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 1993 Catinflas, (Mario Moreno), Mexican actor, dies at 81
  • 1993 David Koresh, (Vernon Howell), cult leader (Davidians), suicide
  • 1993 George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash


Special events for April 19


  • 1587 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet
  • 1782 Netherlands recognizes US
  • 1825 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
  • 1837 Cheyney State University founded
  • 1852 Calif Historical Society forms
  • 1855 R Luther discovers asteroid #35 Leukothea
  • 1861 Baltimore riots-4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed
  • 1861 Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
  • 1864 Naval Engagement at Cherbourg, FR: USS Kearsage vs CSS Alabama
  • 1870 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #110 Lydia
  • 1874 Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire
  • 1876 J C Watson discovers asteroid #161 Athor
  • 1877 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
  • 1879 J Palisa discovers asteroid #195 Eurykleia
  • 1882 J Palisa discovers asteroid #225 Henrietta
  • 1892 Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin
  • 1897 1st American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)
  • 1897 1st performance of Debussy's "Pell‚as et M‚lisande"
  • 1900 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
  • 1902 Sammy A Mellor wins 6th Boston Marathon (2:43:12)
  • 1904 R S Dugan discovers asteroids #533 Sara & #534 Nassovia
  • 1906 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
  • 1906 SF Earthquake ends killing 452
  • 1909 Joan of Arc, declared a saint
  • 1910 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • 1916 "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
  • 1916 Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano
  • 1919 French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
  • 1919 Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
  • 1919 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • 1921 Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
  • 1923 New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
  • 1924 "National Barn Dance" premiers on WLS Chicago
  • 1927 "Vagabond King" opens in London
  • 1928 Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
  • 1930 Clarence DeMar wins his 7th Boston Marathon (2:34:48.2)
  • 1932 Pres Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
  • 1933 FDR announces US will leave gold standard
  • 1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"
  • 1936 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
  • 1938 Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
  • 1939 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)
  • 1940 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY
  • 1940 British Premier De Geer declares state of war
  • 1941 Bulgarian troops occupy Macedonia
  • 1941 L Oterma discovers asteroids #2804 Yrjo & #3497
  • 1941 Milk rationed in Holland
  • 1943 -May 16th: Revolt in Warsaw Ghetto under Mordechai Anielewicz
  • 1943 Jews attack Nazi occupation forces at Warsaw Ghetto
  • 1944 Gerard Cote wins his 2nd straight & 3rd career Boston Marathon
  • 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
  • 1945 US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa
  • 1946 Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
  • 1947 AAU record for a 25' rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds
  • 1947 French ship explodes off Texas, kills 700
  • 1947 Tor Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1948 Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
  • 1948 Gerard Cote wins his 4th Boston Marathon
  • 1949 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
  • 1950 19-year-old Ham Young becomes youngest Boston Marathon winner
  • 1951 Shigeki Tanaka, survivor of Hiroshima A-bomb, wins Boston Marathon
  • 1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III
  • 1959 Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
  • 1960 Baseball uniforms begin displaying player's names on their backs
  • 1960 Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating
  • 1962 Eino Oksanen wins his 3rd Boston Marathon
  • 1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900 m
  • 1963 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • 1964 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
  • 1965 T.A.M.I. Show premiers in London
  • 1965 WINS radio in NYC goes all-news
  • 1966 Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
  • 1967 "Casino Royale" premiers
  • 1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • 1967 US Surveyor III lands on Moon
  • 1968 1st American since 1957 wins 72nd Boston Marathon
  • 1969 "Oliver," Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn win 51st Acadamy Awards
  • 1971 Russia launches its 1st Salyut space station
  • 1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day)
  • 1971 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
  • 1972 Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
  • 1972 Hungary revises constitution
  • 1972 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2328 Robeson
  • 1973 Barbra Striesand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"
  • 1973 Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
  • 1974 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • 1974 P Wild discovers asteroids #1938 Lausanna & #2040 Chalonge
  • 1975 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • 1976 C-I Lagerkvist discovers asteroid #2114 Wallenquist
  • 1978 Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel
  • 1979 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Bkln NY)
  • 1979 J C Muzzio discovers asteroid #3666
  • 1982 Alberto Salazar wins Boston Marathon in a record 2:8:51
  • 1982 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut
  • 1982 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
  • 1982 Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut
  • 1982 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • 1984 A Mrkos discovers asteroid #3451
  • 1984 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature mag)
  • 1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth
  • 1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1987 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
  • 1987 Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)
  • 1987 LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • 1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
  • 1989 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73
  • 1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
  • 1990 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
  • 1990 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record
  • 1990 Truce in Nicaragua's civil war
  • 1991 Battle of Ages-Evander Hollyfield beats 42 year old George Foreman
  • 1991 Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990
  • 1992 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
  • 1993 Branch Davidians in Waco Texas commit suicide after 51 day seige
  • 1993 Fire in psychiatric institue in South Korea, kills 40


  • Songs for date April 19
  • 04/19/69 --- Boxer, The (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • 04/19/75 --- Love Won't Let Me Wait (Harris, Major)
  • 04/19/75 --- Bad Time (Grand Funk Railroad)
  • 04/19/80 --- Biggest Part Of Me (Ambrosia)
  • 04/19/80 --- Funkytown (Lipps, Inc.)
  • 04/19/80 --- Hurt So Bad (Ronstadt, Linda)
  • 04/19/86 --- On My Own (Labelle, Patti)
  • 04/19/86 --- Be Good To Yourself (Journey)
  • 04/19/86 --- Live To Tell (Madonna)
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