On This Day 19 July

Important Days

Important Events

1989 – United Airlines Flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 111.
1992 – A car bomb kills Judge Paolo Borsellino and five members of his escort.
1997 – The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army resumes a ceasefire to end their 25-year paramilitary campaign to end British rule in Northern Ireland.
2014 – Gunmen in Egypt’s western desert province of New Valley Governorate attack a military checkpoint, killing at least 21 soldiers. Egypt reportedly declares a state of emergency on its border with Sudan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1827 – Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (d. 1857)

1899 – Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay, Indian physician, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1979)


1902 – Samudrala Raghavacharya, Indian singer, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)

1909 – Balamani Amma, Indian poet and author (d. 2004)

1938 – Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist and astronomer

1955 – Roger Binny, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

1961 – Harsha Bhogle, Indian journalist and author

Death/ Death Anniversary

2016 – Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1934)
2018 – Jon Schnepp, American producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer, cartoonist, animator, and cinematographer (b. 1967)
2018 – Denis Ten, Kazakhstani figure skater (b. 1993)
2019 – Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, director, and producer (b. 1944)