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On June 19 in history ..

  • 0987 - Louis IV, crowned king of France
  • 1205 - Pope Innocent III fires Adolf I as archbishop of Cologne
  • 1269 - King Louis IX of Frances decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame
  • 1286 - Rabbenu Mir of Rothenbur imprisoned in fortress of Ensisheim
  • 1369 - Duke Philip the Stout marries Margaretha van Male
  • 1464 - French King Louis XI forms postal service
  • 1502 - Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp
  • 1572 - Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater
  • 1586 - English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC
  • 1588 - Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruña
  • 1621 - Battle at Dragetsani: Turkish army beats Greece
  • 1631 - Peace of Cherasco: Charles de Gonzaga-Nevers becomes duke of Mantua
  • 1669 - Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • 1754 - Albany Congress held by 7 British colonies & Iroquois indians
  • 1770 - General Church of New Jerusalem established
  • 1778 - Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
  • 1825 - Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims," premieres
  • 1829 - Sir Robert Peel found London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
  • 1835 - New Orleans gives US govt Jackson Square to be used as a mint
  • 1846 - 1st baseball game (Cartwright Rules)-NY Nines 23, Knickerbockers 1
  • 1848 - Elizabeth Stanton & Lucretia Mott open 1st women's rights convention
  • 1850 - Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
  • 1861 - Anaheim Post Office established
  • 1861 - Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia
  • 1862 - Slavery outlawed in US territories
  • 1863 - Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
  • 1864 - CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
  • 1864 - Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia
  • 1865 - Siege of Richmond, VA
  • 1865 - Union Gen Granger declares slaves are free in Texas
  • 1867 - 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
  • 1868 - Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC
  • 1875 - Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio
  • 1881 - Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
  • 1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip"
  • 1893 - Lizzie Bordon acquitted
  • 1894 - 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56½
  • 1910 - 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • 1910 - Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
  • 1912 - Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College
  • 1914 - 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
  • 1917 - After WW I King George V ordered members of British royal family to dispense with German titles & surnames, they take the name Windsor
  • 1921 - Census in Great-Britain
  • 1921 - Turk & Christian of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
  • 1922 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
  • 1923 - "Moon Mullins," Comic Strip, debuts
  • 1923 - Baldwin-Mellon-agreement concerning Britain entering the war
  • 1924 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)
  • 1926 - DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry
  • 1931 - 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct
  • 1932 - 1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove
  • 1932 - Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China PR
  • 1933 - Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations
  • 1934 - Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
  • 1936 - Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
  • 1936 - German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis
  • 1936 - Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
  • 1937 - Franco-troops conquer Bilbao Basques
  • 1938 - "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
  • 1938 - Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup at Paris
  • 1938 - Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • 1938 - Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • 1940 - "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
  • 1940 - Göring orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships
  • 1940 - German 7th Armour division under gen-maj Rommel occupies Cherbourg
  • 1941 - Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal
  • 1941 - Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani
  • 1941 - US president Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
  • 1942 - Paul Waner, is 7th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1943 - "Shiek Of Arahy" Spike Jones & City Slickers peaks at #19
  • 1943 - NFL's Phila Eagles & Pitts Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • 1943 - Race riot in Beaumont Texas
  • 1944 - -20] Battle of Philippines Sea
  • 1944 - 300 Japanese aircrafts shot down
  • 1944 - French troops free Elba
  • 1944 - Heavy air raid on US fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"
  • 1944 - Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
  • 1946 - 1st TV sports spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • 1947 - 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
  • 1948 - Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
  • 1948 - USSR blocks access road to West Berlin
  • 1952 - "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
  • 1952 - Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • 1953 - Albert W Dent, elected president of Natl Health Council
  • 1953 - WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 - WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 - 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol GC in NJ
  • 1954 - Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1954 - Tasmanian Devil, debuts in "Devil May Hare" by Warner Bros
  • 1955 - 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF
  • 1955 - Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • 1955 - Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
  • 1956 - Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films
  • 1959 - Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Sec of Comm
  • 1960 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 1960 - Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"
  • 1961 - "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
  • 1961 - Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
  • 1961 - Kuwait declares independence from UK
  • 1961 - NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
  • 1961 - US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
  • 1963 - 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • 1963 - Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • 1963 - Greek govt of Pipinolis forms
  • 1963 - Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
  • 1964 - Bob Dylan completes UK tour
  • 1964 - Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
  • 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
  • 1965 - Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumédienne, pres Ben Bella fired
  • 1965 - KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • 1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • 1967 - Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army
  • 1967 - Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
  • 1968 - 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
  • 1969 - State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
  • 1970 - A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
  • 1970 - Conservatives win British parliamentary election
  • 1970 - Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
  • 1970 - Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
  • 1971 - Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
  • 1972 - -29] Hurricane Agnes, kills 118 in NY & Florida
  • 1972 - 40,000 pilots strike against naval officer
  • 1973 - "Rocky Horror Picture Show," stage production opens in London
  • 1973 - Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000
  • 1974 - KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • 1974 - Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
  • 1976 - King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Dutchess Silvia Sommerlath
  • 1976 - US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
  • 1977 - 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • 1977 - Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg
  • 1977 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1977 - Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint
  • 1977 - Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
  • 1978 - "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 perfs
  • 1978 - Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
  • 1978 - Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling
  • 1979 - In NY 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as Yank mgr
  • 1979 - Mali's constitution goes into effect
  • 1980 - Battle between police & demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed
  • 1981 - Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
  • 1981 - European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
  • 1981 - Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, S Africa
  • 1981 - India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
  • 1983 - "Octopussy" premieres in US
  • 1983 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1984 - "Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • 1984 - 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
  • 1985 - Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place
  • 1986 - Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup
  • 1987 - Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
  • 1987 - ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • 1987 - Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)
  • 1987 - Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
  • 1987 - Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends
  • 1988 - 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle,to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • 1988 - 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass
  • 1988 - Coup in Haiti
  • 1988 - Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
  • 1988 - Namphy takes control of Haitian govt
  • 1988 - Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1988 - World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long
  • 1989 - Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)
  • 1990 - Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark
  • 1991 - 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie
  • 1991 - Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police
  • 1991 - NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
  • 1992 - "Batman Returns," opens
  • 1992 - Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
  • 1992 - Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • 1992 - Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa
  • 1992 - NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
  • 1993 - Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
  • 1993 - Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe
  • 1994 - "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 perfs
  • 1994 - "She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 294 performances
  • 1994 - "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 perfs
  • 1994 - 94th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont Pa
  • 1994 - Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
  • 1994 - Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • 1994 - Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games
  • 1995 - NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry
  • 1997 - "Forever Tango!," opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC

Famous birthdays on June 19 ..

  • 1566 - James I Stuart, king of Scotland (James VI)/England (1567/1603-25)
  • 1595 - Wladyslaw IV Vasa, king of Poland (1632-48)
  • 1608 - Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)
  • 1613 - Christian de Placker, composer
  • 1623 - Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer (Pascal)
  • 1633 - Philippus van Limborch, remonstrants theologist/vicar
  • 1708 - Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, composer
  • 1717 - Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, composer
  • 1741 - Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1749 - Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
  • 1764 - John Barrow, England, founded Royal Geographical Society
  • 1764 - José Gervasio Artigas, general/father of Uruguay
  • 1766 - Edmund Weber, composer
  • 1782 - Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)
  • 1782 - John Bray, composer
  • 1783 - Thomas Sully, US portrait painter (Queen Victoria)
  • 1790 - John Gibson, British (?) sculptor
  • 1792 - Gustav Schwab, writer
  • 1810 - Ferdinand David, violist/compser (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels)
  • 1811 - Henry Prince, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 1814 - Johannes H Weissenbruch, landscape painter
  • 1815 - John William Glover, composer
  • 1834 - Edgar H G Degas, French painter (ballerina)
  • 1842 - Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer
  • 1843 - Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer
  • 1854 - Alfredo Catalani, composer
  • 1856 - Elbert Hubbard, US, editor/publisher/author (Message to Garcia)
  • 1858 - Charles Haddon George Alexander, [George Samson], British actor
  • 1858 - Dirk Fock, governor-general of Neth Indies (1921-26)
  • 1861 - Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WW I)
  • 1861 - José Protasio Rizal, Philippine optician/author/nationalist
  • 1865 - Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate
  • 1865 - May Whitty, Liverpool England, actress (Mrs Minerva, Suspicion)
  • 1867 - Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist
  • 1867 - Frank Iredale, cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99)
  • 1868 - Heinrich Schenker, [A Niloff], Austrian musicologist (Urlinie)
  • 1877 - Charles Coburn, Macon Ga, actor (Acad-1943, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
  • 1878 - James M Kilroe, priest of St Mary Star of the Sea, in the Bronx
  • 1880 - Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • 1885 - Stevan Hristic, composer
  • 1886 - Duchess of Windsor, divorcee
  • 1886 - Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer/writer (Hiawatha's Song)
  • 1889 - Enrico Celio, president (Switzerland)
  • 1890 - Barbara Everest, London England, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest)
  • 1893 - Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union Natl Arubano)
  • 1896 - Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, divorcee
  • 1897 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Bkln NY, comedian (3 Stooges)
  • 1898 - Paul Muller-Zurich, composer
  • 1899 - George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • 1900 - Laura Hobson, NYC, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • 1901 - Edward Lambert, British diplomat
  • 1902 - Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orch leader (Auld Lang Syne)
  • 1903 - Walter Hammond, cricketer (one of the greatest of English batsman)
  • 1903 - [Henry] Lou[is] Gehrig, "Iron Horse", 1st baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1904 - Balis Dvarionas, composer
  • 1905 - George Voskovec, Czech, actor (Fred-Nero Wolfe, Peter-Skag)
  • 1905 - Taneli Kuusisto, composer
  • 1908 - Mildred Natwick, Balt Md, actress (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
  • 1908 - Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
  • 1909 - Edwin Gerschefski, composer
  • 1909 - Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
  • 1910 - Frederick Harry Baines, painter
  • 1912 - Jerry Jerome, Bkln NY, saxophonist (Words & Music)
  • 1912 - Martin Gabel, Phila, TV host (With this Ring)
  • 1914 - Alan Cranston, (Sen-D-CA, 1969- )
  • 1914 - Harry Lauter, White Plains NY, actor (Waterfront)
  • 1914 - Lester Flatt, Earl Scrugg's partner (Beverly Hillbillies theme)
  • 1914 - Morgan Morgan-Giles, Brits Lt admiral/MP
  • 1916 - Pat Buttram, actor (Mr Haney-Green Acres)
  • 1917 - Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)
  • 1918 - Evelle Jansen Younger, prosecutor (Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan)
  • 1919 - Louis Jourdan, Marseilles France, actor (Gigi, Can-Can, Madame Bovary)
  • 1919 - Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)
  • 1921 - Allan Davis, (mayor-London)
  • 1921 - Herman Berserik, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • 1921 - Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • 1921 - Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist
  • 1922 - Aage Neals Bohr, Denmark, physicist/study atomic nucleus (Nobel 1975)
  • 1924 - David Scott, priest
  • 1924 - Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1924 - Wassil Bykau, writer
  • 1925 - Alfred B Nzo, South African sec-gen ANC (1969- )
  • 1925 - Charlie Drake, British comic (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash)
  • 1927 - Karel Kupka, composer
  • 1928 - Nancy Marchand, Buffalo NY, actress (Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant)
  • 1928 - Raymond Powell, British MP
  • 1930 - Bryan Kneale, British sculptor
  • 1930 - Jul Levi, composer
  • 1931 - "Against Iain" duke of Atholl, English large landowner
  • 1932 - Marisa Pavan, Cagliari Italy, actress (Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo)
  • 1932 - Pier Angeli, Italy (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge)
  • 1933 - Thelma Barlow, English actress (Mavis-Coronation Street)
  • 1933 - Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • 1934 - Gena Rowlands, Cambria Wisc, actress (Gloria, Tempest, Brinks Job)
  • 1934 - Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • 1934 - Terence Clark, British diplomat
  • 1935 - Tommy Devito, Montclair NJ, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry)
  • 1936 - Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • 1938 - Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • 1938 - John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • 1939 - Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense
  • 1940 - Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ)
  • 1941 - Marlene Warfield, Queens NY, actress (Victoria-Maude)
  • 1942 - Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, rocker (Spanky & Our Gang-Lazy Day)
  • 1942 - Jos Brink, Dutch TV host (Op Zoek)
  • 1942 - Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)
  • 1942 - Robert [Bob] W Kasten Jr, (Sen-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 1945 - Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)
  • 1945 - Tim Hovey, LA Calif, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid)
  • 1945 - Tobias Wolff, US writer (This Boy's Life)
  • 1947 - James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • 1947 - Phylicia Ayers-Allen Rashad, Houston, actress (Clair-Bill Cosby)
  • 1947 - Salman Rushdie, Pak, novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses)
  • 1948 - Dervin Gordon, rocker
  • 1949 - [Mary] Kathleen Turner, Springfield Mo, actress (Romancing The Stone)
  • 1950 - Constance Forslund, San Diego Calif, actress (Shining Season)
  • 1951 - Ann Wilson, San Diego Calif, rock vocalist (Heart-What About Love)
  • 1951 - Daria Nicolodi, Florence Italy, actress (Terror, Shock)
  • 1952 - Robert Ainsworth, British MP
  • 1953 - Larry Dunn, [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • 1954 - Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
  • 1954 - Michael O'Brien, British MP
  • 1957 - David Gleeson, Norfolk England, US, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1959 - Kimberley Leston, journalist
  • 1959 - Mark DeBarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rock vocalist (DeBarge-Who's Johnny)
  • 1960 - Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut
  • 1960 - Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, LA Calif, 800m runner (Olympics-7th-1996)
  • 1960 - Patti Rizzo, Hollywood Fla, golfer (Mexican Amateur champion 1980)
  • 1960 - Simon Wright, heavy metal drummer (AC/DC)
  • 1962 - Ken Tohill, jockey
  • 1962 - Paula Julie Abdul, Van Nuys Calif, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)
  • 1962 - Phillip Hatchett, Russellville Ky, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Quebec)
  • 1962 - Sid Fenech, jockey
  • 1964 - David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
  • 1965 - Karen Davies, Wrexham N Wales, golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One-6th)
  • 1967 - Eric Schweig, Inuvik Canada, actor (Dead Man's Walk)
  • 1968 - Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1970 - Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 - Claire Mitchell-Taverner, Australian field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1970 - Leonard Humphries, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • 1970 - Quincy Dushawn Watts, Detroit Mich, 400m runner
  • 1970 - Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1972 - Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1972 - Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 - Arne van de Berg, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1973 - Jahine Arnold, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 - Josie Davis, actress (Charles in Charge) [or Jan 16]
  • 1975 - Anna Valle, Miss Universe-Italy (1996)
  • 1975 - Anthony Parker, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)
  • 1975 - Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1976 - Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1978 - Garfield the Cat, animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
  • 1979 - Soni Meduna, Omaha Neb, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1980 - Amy Merrill, Miss Utah Teen USA (1997)
  • 1984 - Emil Coleman, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Party)

Famous deaths on June 19 ..

  • 1113 - Odo/Odardus van Kamerijk, French writer/bishop of Kamerijk, dies
  • 1312 - Piers Gaveston, earl of Cornwall, beheaded
  • 1341 - Juliana van Falconieri, Italian saint/Swedish tenor, dies
  • 1542 - Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
  • 1554 - Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Judith), dies at 53
  • 1652 - Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • 1730 - Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer, dies at 49
  • 1747 - Alessandro Marcello, composer, dies at 77
  • 1747 - Nadir, shah of Persia (1736-47), murdered
  • 1759 - Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer, dies at 31
  • 1762 - Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer, dies at 60
  • 1787 - John Brown, (British?) theologist, dies
  • 1794 - Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 62
  • 1811 - Samuel Chase, US judge (signed Declar of Independence), dies at 70
  • 1820 - Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies
  • 1822 - John Bray, composer, dies on 40th birthday
  • 1837 - Aleksander A Bestoezjev-Marlinsky, Russian writer, dies in battle
  • 1840 - John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50
  • 1864 - George Lincoln Prescott, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries
  • 1867 - Maximilian F J, Austrian arch duke/Emperor of Mexico, dies
  • 1902 - John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69
  • 1915 - Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • 1921 - Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • 1922 - Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer, dies at 71
  • 1932 - Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies
  • 1936 - John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • 1937 - James M Barrie, Scottish writer (Dear Brutus/Peter Pan), dies
  • 1939 - Grace Abbott, social worker (US Children Bureau), dies at 60
  • 1940 - Aurélien FM Lugné-Poe, French actor (Pirouette), dies at 70
  • 1940 - Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
  • 1944 - Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • 1944 - Han Yong-woon, Zen teacher, dies in Seoul County, Korea at 65
  • 1947 - Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84
  • 1953 - Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries
  • 1953 - Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed for espionage at 37
  • 1956 - Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1962 - Frank Borzage, US, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo), dies at 69
  • 1965 - James B Collip, Canadian bio-chemist (insulin), dies at 72
  • 1966 - Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • 1966 - Marjan Kozina, composer, dies at 59
  • 1973 - Roger Delgado, actor (Adv's of Sir Francis Drake, Dr Who), dies at 55
  • 1982 - John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • 1984 - Lee Krasner Pollock, US painter, dies at 75
  • 1984 - Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
  • 1986 - Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
  • 1986 - Len Bias, 1st pick of Celtics, suffers fatal cocaine-induced seizure
  • 1986 - Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
  • 1988 - Zdenek Blazek, composer, dies at 83
  • 1989 - Hy Gardner, newspaper columnist, dies at 80
  • 1989 - Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81
  • 1991 - Jean Arthur [Gladys Greene], US actress (Shane), dies
  • 1992 - Kitty McKane Godfree, Tennis champ (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 96
  • 1993 - William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81
  • 1994 - Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot, dies at 92
  • 1994 - Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
  • 1994 - Ronald Batty, bookseller, dies at 82
  • 1995 - Al Hansen, artist, dies at 67
  • 1995 - Murray Dickie, opera singer/director, dies at 71
  • 1995 - Richard Bernard Pape, POW escaper/writer, dies at 79
  • 1996 - Alan Ande Anderson, opera director, dies at 78
  • 1996 - David Schine, businessman, dies at 70
  • 1996 - Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist, dies at 63
  • 1996 - Henry Ralph Carr, soldier, dies at 82
  • 1996 - Vivian Ellis, composer, dies at 91
  • 1997 - Bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63



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