Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - January 19th

1983 - Hikaru Utada, Japanese singer and songwriter

1977 - Lauren, Cameroon footballer

1971 - Shawn Wayans, American actor, writer, and producer

1966 - Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player

1955 - Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian

1949 - Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)

1946 - Dolly Parton, American singer and actress

1943 - Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress

1940 - Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-Mafia magistrate

1926 - Fritz Weaver, American actor

1922 - Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)

1913 - Minnesota Fats, American billiards player (d. 1996)

1863 - Werner Sombart, German sociologist (d. 1941)

1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)

1544 - King Francis II of France (d. 1560)

Died on this day - January 19th

2005 - Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)

2000 - Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

1990 - Rajneesh, Indian religious leader (b. 1931)

1973 - Max Adrian, Northern Irish actor (b. 1903)

1948 - Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)

1869 - Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)

1785 - Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)

1576 - Hans Sachs, German Meistersinger (b. 1494)

Events on this day - January 19th

2000 - Fire at Seton Hall University kills three students and injures 54.

1983 - Klaus Barbie, Nazi war criminal, is arrested in Bolivia.

1974 - The UCLA men's basketball team sees its 88-game winning streak end at the hands of Notre Dame.

1949 - Cuba recognises Israel.

1937 - Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.

1915 - George Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.

1862 - The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the American Civil War at the Battle of Mill Springs.

1806 - The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.



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