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May 19th

May 19th is the 139th day of the year (140th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 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 May 19th

1861 Dame Nellie Melba (operatic soprano singer - after whom the dessert of Peach Melba is named)

1879 Lady Astor (First woman Member of Parliament in British Parliament)

1881 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (Turkish leader)

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

1890 Ho Chi Minh (Vietnamese leader)

1925 Pol Pot (Cambodian dictator)

1925 Malcolm X (civil rights leader)

1941 Nora Ephron (screenwriter)

1944 Peter Mayhew (actor - Chewbacca in Star Wars)

1945 Pete Townshend (musician - The Who)

1947 Steve Currie (bass player - T. Rex)

1948 Grace Jones (model, singer, actress)

1949 Dusty Hill (bass player, singer - ZZ Top)

1951 Joey Ramone (singer, musician - The Ramones)

1953 Victoria Wood (comedian, actress)

1954 Phil Rudd (drummer - AC/DC)

1955 James Gosling (software developer - inventor of the Java programming language)

1968 Theo de Raadt (sofware engineer - founder of OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects, founding member of NetBSD project)

1979 Diego Forlán (soccer player)

May 19th in History

1536 Anne Boleyn, the 2nd wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded.

1568 Mary Queen of Scots is arrested.

Mary Queen of Scots

1897 Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.

1943 Winston Churchill addresses a joint session of the US Congress.

Winston Churchill

1962 US President John F. Kennedy's birthday is marked by a birthday salute at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday".

Marilyn Morone

John F. Kennedy

1991 Croatia votes for independence from Yugoslavia in a referendum.

2001 Apple opens its first two Apple Stores.

May 19th is also

Ataturk'u Anma, Genclik ve Spor Bayrami (Turkey) - Ataturk Memorial, Youth and Sports Day

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Feast of Saint Dunstan (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Pudentiana (Catholicism)


People born on May 19th are Taurus


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