Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - September 19th

1979 - Dannielle Brent, British actress

1969 - Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer

1965 - Alexandra Vandernoot, Belgian actress

1958 - Lita Ford, English singer

1950 - Joan Lunden, American journalist and television host

1943 - Joe Morgan, baseball player

1940 - Ed Westfall, Canadian ice hockey player

1933 - David McCallum, Scottish actor

1926 - Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1920 - Roger Angell, American sports writer

1910 - Margaret Lindsay, American actress (d. 1981)

1901 - Joe Pasternak, Russian-born film producer (d. 1991)

1759 - William Kirby, English entomologist (d. 1850)

1676 - Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)

Died on this day - September 19th

2004 - Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist

1987 - Einar Gerhardsen, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

1968 - Red Foley, American singer (b. 1910)

1949 - Nikolaos Skalkottas, Greek composer (b. 1901)

1927 - Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)

1692 - Giles Cory, American farmer killed in the Salem Witch Trials

Events on this day - September 19th

1994 - The pilot episode of the hit medical drama ER airs in the United States, on NBC.

1985 - Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

1978 - Newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater is shot dead after disturbing burglars at a farm, leading to famous murder trial.

1959 - Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland.

1945 - Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London.

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.

1692 - Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.



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