This Day in History on 19 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 19 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1969: The Government of India took the decision in 1969 to nationalize 14 major banks of the country.

1975: The bones of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh were brought from London to New Delhi in 1974.

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.

2005: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the US Congress.

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: The revolutionary Mangal Pandey was born in the Faizabad district (now Ayodhya) of Uttar Pradesh. (d. 1857)

1863: Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)

1894: Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, born in Dacca, Bengal, British India (d. 1964)

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: Indian physics scientist Jayant Vishnu Narlikar was born on 19 July 1938.

1955: Roger Binny, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

1961: Harsha Bhogle, Indian journalist and author

Death/ Death Anniversary

1996: Pran Nath Chhuttani, an Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81

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)

Further Reading

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