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October 19th

October 19th is the 292nd day of the year (293rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

1931 John Le Carré (author)

1940 Sir Michael Gambon (actor)

1945 Divine (actor, drag-queen performer)

1945 John Lithgow (actor)

1962 Evander Holyfield (boxer)

Evander Holyfield

1966 Sinitta{4} (singer, actress)

1969 Trey Parker (cartoonist, animator, comedian, writer, actor - South Park)

1990 Janet Leon (singer)

October 19th in History

439 Vandals capture Carthage in North Africa.

1789 John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

1812 French Emperor Napoleon retreats from Moscow.

1813 French Emperor Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Leipzig.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1933 Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.

1935 The League of Nations imposes sanctions on Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.

1956 USSR and Japan sign a Joint Declaration ending the state of war that had existed between them since 1945.

1974 Niue becomes independent from New Zealand.

1982 John De Lorean is arrested for trafficking in cocaine (he will later be acquitted).

1985 First Blockbuster Video store opens, in Dallas, Texas.

1987 Black Monday - stock markets crash around the world.

2003 Mother Teresa is beatified.

Mother Teresa

2005 Saddam Hussein goes in trial in Baghdad.

Saddam Hussein

October 19th is also

Mother Teresa Day (Albania)

Mother Teresa

Independence Day (Brazil)

Constitution Day (Niue)


People born on October 19th are Libra


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